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Haiti - Politic : Details of Canadian sanctions on listed Haitians
25/11/2022 07:57:21

Haiti - Politic : Details of Canadian sanctions on listed Haitians
Sanctions related to Haiti have been enacted under the Special Economic Measures Actand the United Nations Act in response to the activities of criminal gangs and those who support them in fomenting violence and insecurity. This constitutes an ongoing grave breach to international peace and security that has resulted in a serious international crisis.

On November 3rd, 2022, the Special Economic Measures (Haiti) Regulations came into force. On November 10, 2022, the Regulations Implementing the United Nations Resolution on Haiti came into force.

The Special Economic Measures (Haiti) Regulations impose restrictions on operations, effectively an asset freeze, involving any person whose name appears on the list established for this purpose.

The Special Economic Measures (Haiti) Regulations impose a dealings prohibition, an effective asset freeze, on listed persons.

The Regulations prohibit any person in Canada and any Canadian outside Canada from :

  • Dealing in property, wherever situated, that is owned, held or controlled by a listed person or a person acting on behalf of a listed person;
  • Entering into or facilitating any transaction related to a dealing prohibited by these Regulations;
  • Providing any financial or related services in respect of a dealing prohibited by these Regulations;
  • Making available any goods, wherever situated, to a listed person or a person acting on behalf of a listed person; and
  • Providing any financial or other related services to or for the benefit of a listed person.

Causing, facilitating or assisting in prohibited activities is likewise prohibited.

Sanctions under the Regulations Implementing the United Nations Resolution on Haiti implement the United Nations sanctions on Haiti as decided by the Security Council of the United Nations in Security Council Resolution 2653 (2022 https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-37944-haiti-crisis-at-the-un-haiti-welcomes-the-adoption-of-sanctions-and-recalls-the-urgency-of-armed-intervention.html ). Ongoing restrictions on dealings with Haiti under the Haiti UN Regulations pursuant to Resolution 2653 include:

  • A freeze on all funds, other financial assets and economic resources within Canada which are owned or controlled, directly or indirectly, by any designated individuals or entities, or by any individuals or entities acting on their behalf or at their direction, or by entities owned or controlled by them; and
  • An arms embargo on any designated individuals or entities.

In accordance with Resolution 2653, Canada imposes travel restrictions against persons listed by the Security Council, which are implemented in Canada via the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.

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