UN APPROVES SANCTIONS AGAINST HAITIAN GANG LEADER

On 21 October, the Wall Street Journal reported that the UN had passed a resolution imposing sanctions on Jimmy Cherizier  (aka “Barbecue”), a gang leader who is blocking fuel and aid to the impoverished country as it struggles with a cholera outbreak and increasing hunger.  The sanctions package adopted by the UN Security Council include assets freeze, travel ban and arms embargo, against those engaging in or supporting criminal activity and violence, involving armed groups and criminal networks.  Designated activity includes recruiting children, carrying out kidnappings, trafficking, murder and sexual and gender-based violence.  Crucially, the resolution also designates the obstruction of humanitarian assistance to and inside Haiti, and any attacks on personnel or premises, of UN missions and operations.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-n-approves-sanctions-against-haitian-gang-leader-11666393906

https://news.un.org/en/story/2022/10/1129777

https://press.un.org/en/2022/sc15073.doc.htm

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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