United Nations Sanctions (South Sudan) Regulations 2015

2015/139

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

United Nations Sanctions (South Sudan) Regulations 2015

Jerry Mateparae, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 2nd day of June 2015

Present:
His Excellency the Governor-General in Council

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

(a)

acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council; and

(b)

for the purpose of giving effect to resolution 2206 (2015) of the Security Council of the United Nations, adopted pursuant to the United Nations Charter on 3 March 2015, calling upon the Government of New Zealand and all other member States of the United Nations to apply in respect of South Sudan the measures set out in that resolution.

Regulations

1 Title

These regulations are the United Nations Sanctions (South Sudan) Regulations 2015.

2 Commencement

These regulations come into force on 2 July 2015.

3 Interpretation

(1)

In these regulations, unless the context otherwise requires,—

agent of a designated person means—

(a)

any person who acts on behalf of, or at the direction of,—

(i)

a designated person; or

(ii)

another person who, directly or indirectly, acts on behalf of the designated person; or

(b)

any entity owned or controlled by a designated person or by a person described in paragraph (a)

Committee means the Committee established by paragraph 16 of resolution 2206

designated person means an individual or entity designated by the Committee or the Security Council of the United Nations as one to whom or to which the measures set out in resolution 2206 apply

Minister means the Minister of Foreign Affairs

New Zealand includes Tokelau

property

(a)

means everything that is capable of being owned, whether it is—

(i)

real or personal property; and

(ii)

tangible or intangible property; and

(iii)

inside or outside New Zealand; and

(b)

includes a legal or an equitable estate or interest in property

resolution 2206 means resolution 2206 (2015) of the Security Council of the United Nations adopted on 3 March 2015.

(2)

The Minister may publish, in any manner the Minister thinks fit (for example, by notice in the Gazette or publication on the Internet, or both),—

(a)

a list of designated persons; and

(b)

any additions to, or deletions from, the list.

Entry and transit of designated persons

4 Prohibition on designated persons entering or transiting through New Zealand

(1)

A designated person must not enter New Zealand or transit through New Zealand.

(2)

Subclause (1) does not apply to a designated person who is a New Zealand citizen.

(3)

Subclause (1) does not apply so as to prevent a person from entering or transiting through New Zealand if—

(a)

the Committee has determined that the entry or transit is justified on the grounds of humanitarian need, including religious obligation; or

(b)

the entry or transit is necessary to give effect to a judicial process; or

(c)

the Committee has determined that the entry or transit would further the objectives of resolution 2206.

(4)

A visa may be granted under the Immigration Act 2009 to a designated person only on the advice of the Secretary of Foreign Affairs and Trade that the visa is consistent with subclauses (1) to (3).

(5)

This regulation operates in addition to the requirements of the Immigration Act 2009 and of any regulations made under that Act.

Property of designated persons

5 Prohibition on dealing with property of designated persons

(1)

No person may knowingly transfer, sell, assign, dispose of, pay for, or otherwise deal with any property located in New Zealand that is owned or controlled, directly or indirectly,—

(a)

by a designated person; or

(b)

by an agent of a designated person.

(2)

Subclause (1) does not apply if the Minister has consented to the dealing in accordance with regulation 7.

(3)

It is a defence to a prosecution under this regulation if the defendant proves that he or she dealt with the property in good faith—

(a)

at a time when he or she did not know that the property was property of the kind specified in subclause (1); or

(b)

for the purpose of, or in connection with, the enforcement or intended enforcement of these regulations.

6 Prohibition on sending property to designated persons

(1)

No person in New Zealand, and no New Zealand citizen outside New Zealand, may knowingly send, transfer, or deliver, or knowingly cause to be sent, transferred, or delivered, whether directly or indirectly, any property—

(a)

to a designated person; or

(b)

for the benefit of a designated person.

(2)

Subclause (1) does not apply if the Minister has consented to the sending, transfer, or delivery of the property in accordance with regulation 7.

Minister’s consent in relation to property of designated persons

7 Minister may consent to activity prohibited by regulation 5(1) or 6(1)

(1)

If the Minister consents to an activity under this regulation, the prohibitions in regulations 5(1) and 6(1) do not apply to the activity.

(2)

In deciding whether to consent to an activity under this regulation, the Minister must have regard to paragraphs 13, 14, and 15 of resolution 2206.

(3)

The Minister may consent to an activity prohibited by regulation 5(1) or 6(1) if the Minister is satisfied that the activity is necessary—

(a)

for a designated person to meet basic expenses, and notice of the Minister’s intention to consent has been given to the Committee and the Committee has not, within 5 working days after receiving the Minister’s notification, made a negative decision in respect of the dealing; or

(b)

for a designated person to meet extraordinary expenses, and notice of the Minister’s intention to consent has been given to the Committee and the Committee has approved the dealing; or

(c)

for a designated person to satisfy a judicial, administrative, or arbitral lien or judgment that took effect before 3 March 2015, other than a lien or judgment for the benefit of a designated person, and notice of the Minister’s intention to consent has been given to the Committee.

(4)

The Minister may consent to the following being added to an account:

(a)

interest or other earnings due on the account:

(b)

payments due under any contract, agreement, or obligation of a designated person that arose before the date of their designation.

(5)

The prohibitions in regulations 5(1) and 6(1) apply to interest and other earnings and payments added to an account under subclause (4).

(6)

The Minister may consent to a payment being made by a designated person under a contract entered into before the person became a designated person if—

(a)

the Minister is satisfied that the payment will not, directly or indirectly, be received by a designated person; and

(b)

at least 10 working days’ notice of the Minister’s intention to consent has been given to the Committee.

Miscellaneous provisions

8 Offences

Every person commits an offence against these regulations, and is liable accordingly under section 3 of the United Nations Act 1946, who breaches or fails to comply with any of the provisions of these regulations.

9 Attorney-General’s consent and certificate in certain cases

If an offence against these regulations is alleged to have been committed outside New Zealand, a prosecution for the offence may not be commenced without—

(a)

the Attorney-General’s consent; and

(b)

the Attorney-General’s certificate that it is expedient that the proceedings be commenced.

Michael Webster,
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 2 July 2015, give effect to resolution 2206 (2015) of the Security Council of the United Nations, adopted pursuant to the United Nations Charter on 3 March 2015. The regulations—

  • prevent persons designated by the Committee established under resolution 2206 or by the Security Council from entering or transiting through New Zealand:

  • freeze the property of individuals or entities designated by the Committee or by the Security Council, to the extent that such property is located in New Zealand.

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 4 June 2015.

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