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CHARTER OF THE UNITED NATIONS (SANCTIONS-ANGOLA) REGULATIONS 1994 NO. 156

EXPLANATORY STATEMENT

Statutory Rules 1994 No. 156

Issued by the authority of the Minister of Foreign Affairs

Charter of the United Nations Act 1945

Charter of the United Nations (Sanctions-Angola) Regulations

Section 6 of the Charter of the United Nations Act 1945 ("the Act") provides that the GovernorGeneral may make regulations for and in relation to giving 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 decisions require Australia to apply measures not involving the use of armed force.

On 15 September 1993 the United Nations Security Council decided, by virtue of Resolution 864 and with a view to preventing the sale or supply of certain materials to UNITA, to prohibit the sale or supply of these materials to the territory of Angola other than through named entry points provided by the Government of Angola to the United Nations Secretary-General. The purpose of the proposed Regulations is to implement those parts of the sanctions which could not be implemented under other legislation.

The Regulations impose the following sanctions against Angola:

       a prohibition on supplying certain goods within Angola other than through certain named entry points provided by the Government of Angola to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, as required by Operative Paragraph 21 of the Resolution.


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