South Sudan

Australia fully implements the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) sanctions regime in relation to South Sudan.

The UNSC adopted resolution 2206 (2015) on 3 March 2015 imposing a sanctions regime in response to the deterioration of the security and humanitarian situation in South Sudan, which has resulted in great human suffering, including significant loss of life, large-scale displacement of people, ongoing human rights violations and abuses, and violations of international humanitarian law.

This page summarises the sanctions measures imposed by the UNSC and implemented by Australia in relation to South Sudan.

This page also includes information on de-listing requests from a designated person or entity and useful links.

Targeted financial sanctions

Australian law prohibits:

  • the use of or dealing with an asset that is owned or controlled by a ‘designated person or entity’ for South Sudan; and
  • making an asset available, directly or indirectly, to or for the benefit of
    • a ‘designated person or entity’ for South Sudan; or
    • a person or entity acting on behalf of or at the direction of a ‘designated person or entity’ for South Sudan; or
    • or an entity owned or controlled by a ‘designated person or entity’ for South Sudan,

without a sanctions permit.

An ‘asset’ is defined broadly to include an asset or property of any kind, whether tangible or intangible, movable or immovable.

The Consolidated List includes the names of all designated persons and entities.

Conditions for the grant of a sanctions permit

The Minister for Foreign Affairs may be able to grant a sanctions permit authorising an activity that would contravene these prohibitions if the activity is:

  • a ‘basic expense dealing’
  • a ‘legally required dealing’
  • a ‘contractual dealing’
  • a ‘required payment dealing’
  • or an ‘extraordinary expense dealing’

as those terms are defined in regulation 5 of the Charter of the United Nations (Dealing with Assets) Regulations 2008.

If you assess that your activity satisfies these conditions, you may apply for a sanctions permit using the Online Sanctions Administration System (OSAS).

The Minister may need to notify or receive the approval of the UNSC South Sudan Sanctions Committee before granting a sanctions permit.

Implementing legislation

Travel bans

Australian law prohibits the entry into or transit through Australia of a ‘designated person’ for South Sudan without authorisation by the UNSC.

The Consolidated List includes the names of all designated persons.

Implementing legislation

De-listing requests from a designated person or entity

A person or entity designated for the purposes of the UNSC sanctions regime in relation to South Sudan may submit a de-listing request either through the Focal Point for De-Listing established by UNSC resolution 1730 (2006), or through the person or entity’s country of citizenship or residence.

Useful links


Last Updated: 24 August 2015