United Nations Sanctions (Kimberley Process) Amendment Regulations 2008

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United Nations Sanctions (Kimberley Process) Amendment Regulations 2008

Anand Satyanand, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 20th day of October 2008  

Present:
The Right Hon Helen Clark presiding in Council

Pursuant to section 2 of the United Nations Act 1946, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting—

  • (a) on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council; and

  • (b) for the purpose of giving effect to paragraph 6 of resolution 1643 (2005) of the Security Council of the United Nations, adopted pursuant to the United Nations Charter on 15 December 2005, calling upon the Government of New Zealand and all other member States of the United Nations to take the necessary measures to prevent the import of all rough diamonds from Côte d'Ivoire to their territory,—

makes the following regulations.

Regulations

1 Title
  • These regulations are the United Nations Sanctions (Kimberley Process) Amendment Regulations 2008.

2 Commencement
  • These regulations come into force on the 28th day after the date of their notification in the Gazette.

3 Principal regulations amended
4 Conflict diamonds trade-ban measures, etc, defined
  • The definition of conflict diamonds trade-ban measures in regulation 3 is amended by omitting paragraphs (a) and (b) and substituting the following paragraph:

    • (a) the measures (to prohibit the direct or indirect import of all rough diamonds from Côte d'Ivoire) set out in paragraph 6 of resolution 1643 (2005) of that Council, adopted pursuant to that Charter on 15 December 2005; and.

5 Other similar prohibitions not affected
  • Regulation 6 is amended by omitting paragraphs (a) and (b) and substituting the following paragraph:

    • (a) regulation 12A (importation of diamonds from Côte d'Ivoire prohibited) of the United Nations Sanctions (Côte d'Ivoire) Regulations 2005; or.

Rebecca Kitteridge,
Clerk of the Executive Council.


Explanatory note

This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.

These regulations, which come into force on the 28th day after the date of their notification in the Gazette, amend the United Nations Sanctions (Kimberley Process) Regulations 2004. These amendments add Côte d'Ivoire to, and omit Liberia and Sierra Leone from, the list of countries that are subject to conflict diamonds trade-ban measures.

Côte d'Ivoire is added in accordance with paragraph 6 of resolution 1643 (2005) of the Security Council of the United Nations, adopted pursuant to the United Nations Charter on 15 December 2005. Liberia is omitted in accordance with paragraph 1 of resolution 1753 (2007) of the Security Council of the United Nations, adopted pursuant to the United Nations Charter on 27 April 2007. Sierra Leone is omitted in accordance with the expiry of the embargo renewed by paragraph 2 of resolution 1446 (2002) of the Security Council of the United Nations, adopted pursuant to the United Nations Charter on 4 December 2002.


Issued under the authority of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989.

Date of notification in Gazette: 23 October 2008.

These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.