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This instrument amends the Charter of the United Nations (Listed Persons and Entities) Instrument 2022 to list 13 entities and one person for counter-terrorism financing sanctions.
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Charter of the United Nations (Listed Persons and Entities) Amendment (No. 2) Instrument 2022

I, Penny Wong, Minister for Foreign Affairs, make the following instrument.

Dated   9 September 2022

Penny Wong

Minister for Foreign Affairs

 

  

  


Contents

1............ Name............................................................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement............................................................................................................. 1

3............ Authority....................................................................................................................... 1

4............ Schedules...................................................................................................................... 1

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                                          2

Charter of the United Nations (Listed Persons and Entities) Instrument 2022                         2

 


1  Name

                   This instrument is the Charter of the United Nations (Listed Persons and Entities) Amendment (No. 2) Instrument 2022.

2  Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this instrument specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  The whole of this instrument

16 September 2022.

16 September 2022

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this instrument as originally made. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this instrument.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this instrument. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this instrument.

3  Authority

                   This instrument is made under section 15 of the Charter of the United Nations Act 1945.

4  Schedules

                   Each instrument that is specified in a Schedule to this instrument is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this instrument has effect according to its terms.

Schedule 1Amendments

  

Charter of the United Nations (Listed Persons and Entities) Instrument 2022

1  In the appropriate position in clause 1 of Schedule 1 (table)

Insert:

 

16

Name of listed entity

Babbar Khalsa

 

Also known as

Babba Khalsa;

Babba Khalsa International

 

Address

India; Pakistan

 

Instrument of first listing

Charter of the United Nations (Anti‑terrorism — Persons and Entities) List 2002 (No 3) [F2021L00636, Gazette No. GN 23, 12 June 2002]

 

Additional information

Tracing its origin back to 1920, Babbar Khalsa is one of the oldest and most organised Sikh terrorist‑secessionist groups. Babbar Khalsa in its present form, however, appears to have been established in 1980.

17

Name of listed entity

Continuity IRA

 

Also known as

CIRA

 

Address

Northern Ireland

 

Instrument of first listing

Charter of the United Nations (Anti‑terrorism — Persons and Entities) List 2002 (No 1) [F2021L00645, Gazette No. GN 11, 20 March 2002]

 

Additional information

The Continuity IRA is an extreme militant Irish republican group that emerged from a split in the Provisional Irish Republican Army (PIRA) and became active in opposition to PIRA’s ceasefire declaration in 1994.

18

Name of listed entity

International Sikh Youth Federation

 

Also known as

ISYF

 

Address

Pakistan; United Kingdom; India

 

Instrument of first listing

Charter of the United Nations (Anti‑terrorism — Persons and Entities) List 2002 (No 3) [F2021L00636, Gazette No. GN 23, 12 June 2002]

 

Additional information

The International Sikh Youth Federation (ISYF) is a Sikh secessionist group founded in the United Kingdom in 1984 as the international arm of the All Indian Sikh Students’ Federation. Chapters of ISYF were later opened throughout the UK, Germany, Canada and the United States.

19

Name of listed entity

Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam

 

Also known as

LTTE;

Tamil Tigers;

Ellalan Force

 

Address

Sri Lanka

 

Instrument of first listing

Charter of the United Nations (Anti‑terrorism — Persons and Entities) List 2001 (No. 2) [F2021L00643, Gazette No. S 500, 21 December 2001]

 

Additional information

The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) is a Tamil separatist militant group that was formed in 1976 by Vellupillai Prabhakaran. The LTTE’s primary stated objective is to establish an independent Tamil homeland in northern and eastern Sri Lanka.

20

Name of listed entity

Loyalist Volunteer Force

 

Also known as

LVF

 

Address

Northern Ireland

 

Instrument of first listing

Charter of the United Nations (Anti‑terrorism — Persons and Entities) List 2002 (No 1) [F2021L00645, Gazette No. GN 11, 20 March 2002]

 

Additional information

The Loyalist Volunteer Force was formed in 1996 from disaffected members of the mid‑Ulster brigade of the Ulster Volunteer Force.

21

Name of listed entity

New People’s Army/Communist Party of the Philippines

 

Also known as

Communist Party of the Philippines;

CPP;

CPP/NPA;

New People’s Army;

NPA;

NPA/CPP;

NPP/CPP

 

Address

Philippines

 

Instrument of first listing

Charter of the United Nations (Anti‑terrorism — Persons and Entities) List 2002 (No. 4) [F2021L00644, Gazette No. S 399, 28 October 2002]

 

Additional information

Formed in March 1969, the New People’s Army is the armed wing of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP). The CPP seeks to create a Communist State within the Philippines through engaging in a “protracted people’s war” and “guerrilla warfare”.

22

Name of listed entity

Orange Volunteers

 

Also known as

OV;

Orange Volunteer Force;

OVF

 

Address

Northern Ireland

 

Instrument of first listing

Charter of the United Nations (Anti‑terrorism — Persons and Entities) List 2002 (No 1) [F2021L00645, Gazette No. GN 11, 20 March 2002]

 

Additional information

The original “Orange Volunteers” was a loyalist paramilitary group formed in the early 1970s. In 1998, the Orange Volunteers name was resurrected, with the group carrying out a number of attacks to destabilise the Northern Ireland peace process.

23

Name of listed entity

Real IRA

 

Also known as

32 County Sovereignty Committee;

Irish Republican Army;

The New IRA;

Real Irish Republican Army;

Real Óglaigh na hÉireann;

RIRA;

Republican Action Against Drugs;

RAAD;

IRA

 

Address

Northern Ireland

 

Instrument of first listing

Charter of the United Nations (Anti‑terrorism — Persons and Entities) List 2001 (No. 2) [F2021L00643, Gazette No. S 500, 21 December 2001]

 

Additional information

The Real IRA is an Irish republican paramilitary organisation based in Northern Ireland. Founded in 1997, it was originally composed of former members of the Provisional IRA (PIRA) who opposed the PIRA’s engagement in the peace process that led to the Good Friday peace agreement in 1998.

24

Name of listed entity

Red Hand Defenders

 

Also known as

RHD

 

Address

Northern Ireland

 

Instrument of first listing

Charter of the United Nations (Anti‑terrorism — Persons and Entities) List 2002 (No 1) [F2021L00645, Gazette No. GN 11, 20 March 2002]

 

Additional information

The Red Hand Defenders (RHD) is a loyalist paramilitary entity that formed in 1998. The RHD opposes the peace process and peace agreements, including the Good Friday Agreement.

25

Name of listed entity

Ulster Defence Association

 

Also known as

Ulster Freedom Fighters;

UDA;

UFF

 

Address

Northern Ireland

 

Instrument of first listing

Charter of the United Nations (Anti‑terrorism — Persons and Entities) List 2002 (No 1) [F2021L00645, Gazette No. GN 11, 20 March 2002]

 

Additional information

The Ulster Defence Association is the largest loyalist paramilitary group in Northern Ireland history. It was formed in September 1971 from a number of loyalist vigilante groups.

26

Name of listed entity

Hamas

 

Also known as

Islamic Resistance Movement;

Harakat al‑Muqawama al‑Islamiya;

Izz al‑Din al Qassam Battalions;

Izz al‑Din al Qassam Brigades;

Izz al‑Din al Qassam Forces;

Students of Ayyash;

Student of the Engineer;

Yahya Ayyash Units;

Izz al‑Din al Qassim Brigades;

Izz al‑Din al‑Qassim Forces;

Izz al‑Din al Qassim Battalions

 

Address

Palestinian Territories

 

Instrument of first listing

Charter of the United Nations (Anti‑terrorism — Persons and Entities) List 2001 (No. 2) [F2021L00643, Gazette No. S 500, 21 December 2001]

 

Additional information

Hamas is the dominant violent extremist organisation in the Palestinian Territories.

27

Name of listed entity

Kurdistan Workers’ Party

 

Also known as

Freedom and Democratic Congress of Kurdistan;

Halu Mesru Savunma Kuvveti;

Hezan Parastina Gel;

HPG;

KADEK;

Kongra Azadi u Demokrasiya Kurdistan;

Kongra Gel;

Kongra Gele Kurdistan;

Kurdistan Freedom and Democracy Congress;

Kurdistan Freedom Brigade;

Kurdish Freedom Falcons;

Kurdistan Freedom Hawks;

Kurdistan Halk Kongresi;

Kurdistan Labor Party;

Kurdish Liberation Hawks;

Kurdistan Ozgurluk Sahinleri;

Kurdistan People’s Congress;

New PKK;

Partiya Karkeren Kurdistan;

People’s Congress of Kurdistan;

People’s Defence Force;

PKK;

TAK;

Teyrbazên Azadiya Kurdistan

 

Address

Türkiye

 

Instrument of first listing

Charter of the United Nations (Anti‑terrorism — Persons and Entities) List 2001 (No. 2) [F2021L00643, Gazette No. S 500, 21 December 2001]

 

Additional information

The Kurdistan Workers’ Party was formed in 1978 and initially sought the creation of an independent Kurdish state in south‑eastern Türkiye, Syria and Iraq. It now calls for greater Kurdish autonomy.

28

Name of listed entity

Palestinian Islamic Jihad

 

Also known as

PIJ;

al‑Quds Brigades;

Harakat al‑Jihad al‑Islami fi Filistin;

Islamic Jihad;

Islamic Jihad Palestine;

Islamic Jihad—Palestine Faction and Islamic Holy War;

The Jerusalem Brigades;

Saraya al‑Quds

 

Address

Palestinian Territories

 

Instrument of first listing

Charter of the United Nations (Anti‑terrorism — Persons and Entities) List 2001 (No. 2) [F2021L00643, Gazette No. S 500, 21 December 2001]

 

Additional information

Palestinian Islamic Jihad is an extremist organisation that fuses Sunni Islamic and Palestinian national objectives. It is committed to the destruction of Israel and the creation of an Islamic state that includes the Palestinian Territories and Israel.

 

2  In the appropriate position in clause 1 of Schedule 2 (table)

Insert:

 

9

Name of listed person

Jose Maria SISON

 

Also known as

Joma;

Armando LIWANAG

 

Address

Netherlands

 

Date of birth

a) 8 February 1938; b) 8 February 1939

 

Place of birth

Ilocos Sur, Northern Luzon, Philippines

 

Citizenship

Philippines

 

Instrument of first listing

Charter of the United Nations (Anti‑terrorism — Persons and Entities) List 2002 (No. 4) [F2021L00644, Gazette No. S 399, 28 October 2002]

 

Additional information

Mr Sison founded the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Philippines in 1969 and also served as its Chairman. Mr Sison also founded the Party’s military wing, the New People’s Army, in 1969. The New People’s Army/Communist Party of the Philippines is also a listed entity under Australian sanctions law.