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COUNCIL DECISION 2010/638/CFSP

of 25 October 2010

concerning restrictive measures against the Republic of Guinea

(OJ L 280, 26.10.2010, p.10)

Amended by:

 

 

Official Journal

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page

date

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Council Decision 2011/169/CFSP of 21 March 2011

  L 76

59

22.3.2011




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COUNCIL DECISION 2010/638/CFSP

of 25 October 2010

concerning restrictive measures against the Republic of Guinea



THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty on European Union, and in particular Article 29 thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

On 27 October 2009, the Council adopted Common Position 2009/788/CFSP concerning restrictive measures against the Republic of Guinea ( 1 ), in response to the violent crackdown by security forces on political demonstrators in Conakry on 28 September 2009.

(2)

On 22 December 2009, the Council adopted Decision 2009/1003/CFSP amending Common Position 2009/788/CFSP ( 2 ), including additional restrictive measures.

(3)

On 29 March 2010, the Council adopted Decision 2010/186/CFSP amending Common Position 2009/788/CFSP ( 3 ).

(4)

On the basis of a review of Common Position 2009/788/CFSP, the restrictive measures should be renewed until 27 October 2011.

(5)

The Union implementing measures are set out in Council Regulation (EU) No 1284/2009 of 22 December 2009 imposing certain specific restrictive measures in respect of the Republic of Guinea ( 4 ),

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:



Article 1

1.  The sale, supply, transfer or export of arms and related material of all types, including weapons and ammunition, military vehicles and equipment, paramilitary equipment and spare parts for the aforementioned, as well as equipment which might be used for internal repression, to the Republic of Guinea by nationals of Member States or from the territories of Member States or using their flag vessels or aircraft, shall be prohibited whether originating or not in their territories.

2.  It shall be prohibited to:

(a) provide, directly or indirectly, technical assistance, brokering services or other services related to the items referred to in paragraph 1 or related to the provision, manufacture, maintenance and use of such items, to any natural or legal person, entity or body in, or for use in, the Republic of Guinea;

(b) provide, directly or indirectly, financing or financial assistance related to the items referred to in paragraph 1, including in particular grants, loans and export credit insurance, for any sale, supply, transfer or export of such items, or for the provision of related technical assistance, brokering services or other services to any natural or legal person, entity or body in, or for use in, the Republic of Guinea;

(c) participate, knowingly and intentionally, in activities, the object or effect of which is to circumvent the prohibitions referred to in points (a) or (b).

Article 2

1.  Article 1 shall not apply to the:

(a) sale, supply, transfer or export of non-lethal military equipment or of equipment which might be used for internal repression, intended solely for humanitarian or protective use, or for institution building programmes of the United Nations (UN) and the European Union, or for Union and UN crisis management operations;

(b) sale, supply, transfer or export of non-combat vehicles which have been manufactured or fitted with materials to provide ballistic protection, intended solely for protective use of personnel of the Union and its Member States in the Republic of Guinea;

(c) provision of technical assistance, brokering services and other services related to such equipment or to such programmes and operations;

(d) provision of financing and financial assistance related to such equipment or to such programmes and operations;

1.  on condition that such exports and assistance have been approved in advance by the relevant competent authority.

2.  Article 1 shall not apply to protective clothing, including flak jackets and military helmets, temporarily exported to the Republic of Guinea by UN personnel, personnel of the Union or its Member States, representatives of the media and humanitarian and development workers and associated personnel for their personal use only.

Article 3

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1.  Member States shall take the necessary measures to prevent the entry into, or transit through, their territories of the persons identified by the International Commission of Inquiry as responsible for the 28 September 2009 events in Guinea, and of the persons associated with them, as listed in the Annex.

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2.  Paragraph 1 shall not oblige a Member State to refuse its own nationals entry into its territory.

3.  Paragraph 1 shall be without prejudice to the cases where a Member State is bound by an obligation of international law, namely:

(a) as a host country to an international intergovernmental organisation;

(b) as a host country to an international conference convened by, or under the auspices of, the UN;

(c) under a multilateral agreement conferring privileges and immunities; or

(d) under the 1929 Treaty of Conciliation (Lateran pact) concluded by the Holy See (State of the Vatican City) and Italy.

4.  Paragraph 3 shall be considered as applying also in cases where a Member State is host country to the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).

5.  The Council shall be duly informed in all cases where a Member State grants an exemption pursuant to paragraphs 3 or 4.

6.  Member States may grant exemptions from the measures imposed under paragraph 1 where travel is justified on the grounds of urgent humanitarian need, or on grounds of attending intergovernmental meetings, including those promoted by the Union, or hosted by a Member State holding the Chairmanship in office of the OSCE, where a political dialogue is conducted that directly promotes democracy, human rights and the rule of law in the Republic of Guinea.

7.  A Member State wishing to grant exemptions referred to in paragraph 6 shall notify the Council in writing. The exemption shall be deemed to be granted unless one or more of the Council members raises an objection in writing within two working days of receiving notification of the proposed exemption. Should one or more of the Council members raise an objection, the Council, acting by a qualified majority, may decide to grant the proposed exemption.

8.  In cases where pursuant to paragraphs 3, 4, 6 and 7, a Member State authorises the entry into, or transit through, its territory of persons listed in the Annex, the authorisation shall be limited to the purpose for which it is given and to the persons concerned thereby.

Article 4

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1.  All funds and economic resources belonging to, owned, held or controlled by the persons identified by the International Commission of Inquiry as responsible for the 28 September 2009 events in Guinea, and natural or legal persons, entities or bodies associated with them, as listed in the Annex, shall be frozen.

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2.  No funds or economic resources shall be made available, directly or indirectly, to or for the benefit of, natural or legal persons, entities or bodies listed in the Annex.

3.  The competent authority of a Member State may authorise the release of certain frozen funds or economic resources, or the making available of certain funds or economic resources, under such conditions as it deems appropriate, after having determined that the funds or economic resources concerned are:

(a) necessary to satisfy the basic needs of the persons listed in the Annex and their dependent family members, including payments for foodstuffs, rent or mortgage, medicines and medical treatment, taxes, insurance premiums, and public utility charges;

(b) intended exclusively for the payment of reasonable professional fees and the reimbursement of incurred expenses associated with the provision of legal services;

(c) intended exclusively for the payment of fees or service charges for the routine holding or maintenance of frozen funds or economic resources; or

(d) necessary for extraordinary expenses, provided that the competent authority has notified the competent authority of the other Member States and the Commission of the grounds on which it considers that a specific authorisation should be granted, at least two weeks prior to the authorisation.

A Member State shall inform the other Member States and the Commission of any authorisation it grants under this paragraph.

4.  By way of derogation from paragraph 1, the competent authorities of a Member State may authorise the release of certain frozen funds or economic resources, provided that the following conditions are met:

(a) the funds or economic resources are the subject of a judicial, administrative or arbitral lien established prior to the date on which the natural or legal person, entity or body referred to in Article 4(1) was included in the Annex or of a judicial, administrative or arbitral judgment rendered prior to that date;

(b) the funds or economic resources will be used exclusively to satisfy claims secured by such a lien or recognised as valid in such a judgment, within the limits set by applicable laws and regulations governing the rights of persons having such claims;

(c) the lien or judgment is not for the benefit of a natural or legal person, entity or body listed in the Annex; and

(d) recognising the lien or judgement is not contrary to public policy in the Member State concerned.

A Member State shall inform the other Member States and the Commission of any authorisation granted under this paragraph.

5.  Paragraph 2 shall not apply to the addition to frozen accounts of:

(a) interest or other earnings on those accounts; or

(b) payments due under contracts, agreements or obligations that were concluded or arose prior to the date on which those accounts became subject to Common Position 2009/788/CFSP,

5.  provided that any such interest, other earnings and payments remain subject to paragraph 1.

Article 5

1.  The Council, acting upon a proposal by a Member State or the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, shall adopt amendments to the list contained in the Annex as required by political developments in the Republic of Guinea.

2.  The Council shall communicate its decision, including the grounds for listing, to the person concerned, either directly, if the address is known, or through the publication of a notice, providing such person with an opportunity to present observations.

3.  Where observations are submitted, or where substantial new evidence is presented, the Council shall review its decision and inform the person concerned accordingly.

Article 6

In order to maximise the impact of the abovementioned measures, the EU shall encourage third States to adopt restrictive measures similar to those contained in this Decision.

Article 7

Common Position 2009/788/CFSP is hereby repealed.

Article 8

1.  This Decision shall enter into force on the date of its adoption.

2.  This Decision shall apply until 27 October 2011. It shall be kept under constant review. It may be renewed or amended, as appropriate, if the Council deems that its objectives have not been met.

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ANNEX



List of persons referred to in Articles 3 and 4

 

Name

(and possible aliases)

Identifying information

(date and place of birth (d.o.b. and p.o.b.), passport (Pass.)/ID card number, etc.)

Reasons

1.

Captain Moussa Dadis CAMARA

d.o.b: 01.01.64 or 29.12.68

Pass: R0001318

Person identified by the International Commission of Inquiry as responsible for the 28 September 2009 events in Guinea

2.

Commandant Moussa Tiégboro CAMARA

d.o.b: 01.01.68

Pass: 7190

Person identified by the International Commission of Inquiry as responsible for the 28 September 2009 events in Guinea

3.

Colonel Dr. Abdoulaye Chérif DIABY

d.o.b: 26.02.57

Pass: 13683

Person identified by the International Commission of Inquiry as responsible for the 28 September 2009 events in Guinea

4.

Lieutenant Aboubacar Chérif (alias Toumba) DIAKITÉ

 

Person identified by the International Commission of Inquiry as responsible for the 28 September 2009 events in Guinea

5.

Lieutenant Jean-Claude PIVI (alias Coplan)

d.o.b: 01.01.60

Person identified by the International Commission of Inquiry as responsible for the 28 September 2009 events in Guinea



( 1 ) OJ L 281, 28.10.2009, p. 7.

( 2 ) OJ L 346, 23.12.2009, p. 51.

( 3 ) OJ L 83, 30.3.2010, p. 23.

( 4 ) OJ L 346, 23.12.2009, p. 26.