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CHARTER OF THE UNITED NATIONS (SANCTIONS-REPUBLIC OF BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA)REGULATIONS (REPEAL) 1996 NO. 291EXPLANATORY STATEMENT
Statutory Rules 1996 No. 291
Issued by the authority of the Minister for Foreign Affairs
Charter of the United Nations Act 1945
Charter of the United Nations (Sanctions-Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina) Regulations (Repeal)
Section 6 of the Charter of the United Nations Act 1945 (the Act) provides that the Governor-General may make regulation for, and in relation to, giving the effect to decisions that:
(a) the Security Council has made under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations; and
(b) Article 25 of the Charter requires Australia to carry out;
in so far as those decision require Australia to apply measures not involving the use of armed force.
The United Nations security council decided to impose sanctions against the Bosnian Serbs by virtue of Resolution 942 (1994). These sanctions were implemented under Charter of the United Nations (Sanctions -Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina) Statutory Rules 1994 No. 448.
On 1 October 1996, the United Nations Security Council decided, by virtue of resolution 1074 to terminate immediately the measures imposed by or reaffirmed in resolutions 757 (1992), 787 (1992), 820 (1993), 942 (1994), 943 (19 M), 988 (1995), 992 (1995), 1003 (1995), and 1015 (1995).
The proposed Regulations provide the repeal of Statutory Rules 1994 No. 448. This will implement United Nations Security Council Resolution 1074 in accordance with Australia's obligation under the Charter of the United Nations.
The Regulation commenced on gazettal.