1. The Global Human Rights (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 (the "UK Regulations") were made under the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018 and provide for the imposition of financial sanctions, namely the freezing of funds and economic resources of persons who are or have been involved in an activity 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, or right to be free from slavery, not to be held in servitude or required to perform forced or compulsory labour, whether or not the activity is carried out by or on behalf of a State.
2. On 8 December 2023 the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office updated the UK Sanctions List to reflect changes to those persons designated under the UK Regulations. A link to the UK Sanctions List can be found below.
3. The Sanctions and Asset-Freezing (Implementation of External Sanctions) (Jersey) Order 2021 (the "Order"), made under the Sanctions and Asset-Freezing (Jersey) Law 2019 ("SAFL"), links to the UK Regulations.
4. Any changes to asset-freeze designations made under the UK Regulations are effective immediately by virtue of the ambulatory provisions in Jersey's sanctions legislation.
5. An asset freeze now applies to the individuals and entities listed in the Annex to this Notice under Part 3 of SAFL.
6. 16 entries have been added to the Consolidated List and are now subject to an asset freeze.
7. Find full details in the Annex to this notice.
What you must do
8. You must:
immediately check whether you maintain any accounts or hold any funds or economic resources for the persons set out in the Annex to this Notice.
freeze such accounts, and other funds or economic resources without prior notice and without delay.
refrain from dealing with the funds or assets or making them available (directly or indirectly) to such persons unless licensed by the Minister for External Relations ("MER").
report any findings to MER, together with any additional information that would facilitate compliance with SAFL.
provide any information concerning the frozen assets of designated persons that MER may request. Information reported to MER may be passed on to other regulatory authorities or law enforcement.
9. Failure to comply with sanctions legislation or to seek to circumvent its provisions is a criminal offence.
10. Find guidance on unfreezing assets for delisted persons or entities.
11. Find more information on sanctions or sanctions on Jersey Financial Services Commission (JFSC).
12. Jersey guidance the Global Human Rights sanctions regime is available on sanctions by country and category on JFSC.
13. A copy of the UK Regulations can be obtained from legislation.gov.uk. Other relevant information about this regime can be found on financial sanctions targets by regime on GOV.UK.
14. The UK Sanctions List on GOV.UK
15. The UK Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation Consolidated List on GOV.UK
16. Non-media enquiries, sanctions compliance reporting, and licence applications should be emailed to the Financial Sanctions Implementation Unit at email@example.com.
17. Annex to Financial Sanctions Notice Global Human Rights 08 December 2023