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CHARTER OF THE UNITED NATIONS (SANCTIONS) REGULATIONS (AMENDMENT) 1994 NO. 157EXPLANATORY STATEMENT
Statutory Rules 1994 No. 157
Issued by the authority of the Minister of Foreign Affairs
Charter of the United Nations Act 1945
Charter of the United Nations (Sanctions) Regulations (Amendment)
Section 6 of the Charter of the United Nations Act 1945 ("the Act") provides that the Governor-General 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 17 April 1993 the Security Council adopted Resolution 820, which imposed strict economic sanctions on the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro) ("Yugoslavia"). The sanctions were implemented by the Charter of the United Nations (Sanctions) Regulations.
The amendment to the Regulations provides a direct reference in the title to the subject of the sanctions. This is necessary because there are now sanctions against other countries which implemented partially under the Charter of the United Nations Act 1945.