JERSEY Global Human Rights SANCTIONS - Latest news - 13 January 2022
The Sanctions and Asset-Freezing (Implementation of External Sanctions)(Jersey) Order 2021 links to the Global Human Rights Sanctions Regulations 2020. Two designations have been amended and remain subject to an asset freeze.
Further information can be found here.
Purpose of the Sanctions Regime
These sanctions deter, and provide accountability for, activities which, if carried out by or on behalf of a State within the territory of that State, would amount to a serious violation by that State of an individual's:
- Right to life
- Right not to be subjected to torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment
- Right to be free from slavery, not to be held in servitude or required to perform forced or compulsory labour.
Overview of current sanctions measures
Current sanction measures implemented by Jersey in relation to Global Human Rights include:
- Asset freezes and restrictions on making funds and economic resources available to and for the benefit of designated persons
- Travel restrictions.