1. The Bosnia and Herzegovina (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 (the “UK Regulations”) were made under the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018 and provide for the freezing of funds and economic resources of certain persons, entities or bodies whose activities undermine the sovereignty, territorial integrity, constitutional order and international personality of Bosnia and Herzegovina, seriously threaten the security situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina or undermine the General Framework Agreement for Peace.
2. On 11 April 2022 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 persons listed in the Annex to this Notice under Part 3 of SAFL.
Notice summary (Full details are provided in the Annex to this Notice)
6. The following designations have been made and are now subject to an asset freeze:
- Zeljka CVIJANOVIC
- Milorad DODIK
What you must do
7. 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 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 and Financial Services (“MERFS”).
- report any findings to MERFS, together with any additional information that would facilitate compliance with SAFL.
- provide any information concerning the frozen assets of designated persons that MERFS may request. Information reported to MERFS may be passed on to other regulatory authorities or law enforcement.
8. Failure to comply with sanctions legislation or to seek to circumvent its provisions is a criminal offence.
9. Further information on sanctions can be found on the Government of Jersey website and the Jersey Financial Services Commission (JFSC) website.
10. Jersey guidance on the Bosnia and Herzegovina sanctions regime is available on JFSC website.
11. Copies of Jersey sanctions legislation, including the Order and SAFL, can be found on the Jersey Legal Information Board website.
12. A copy of the UK Regulations can be obtained from legislation.gov.uk and other relevant information about this regime can be found on gov.uk.
13. A copy of the UK Sanctions List can be found here.
14. A copy of the UK Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation Consolidated List can be found here.
15. Non-media enquiries, sanctions compliance reporting, and licence applications should be addressed to:
Head of International Compliance
Office of the Chief Executive
ANNEX TO NOTICE
FINANCIAL SANCTIONS: BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
1. CVIJANOVIC, Zeljka
Name (non-Latin script): Жељка Цвијановић
Title: President DOB: 02/08/1967. POB: Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina Nationality: Bosnia and Herzegovina Address: Bana Milosavljevica 4, Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 78000. Position: President of Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref):BIH0001 Previously 11th Prime Minister of Republika Srpska. She is a member of the Alliance of Independent Social Democrats party (SNSD/СНСД), also a member of the party’s Executive Board and its Main Board (UK Statement of Reasons):Zeljka Cvijanovic, as President of Republika Srpska, is working with Milorad Dodik (also designated under the Bosnia and Herzegovina (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020) to undermine the territorial integrity, international personality or constitutional order of Bosnia and Herzegovina, through enacting the unilateral transfer of state competencies from the Government of Bosnia and Herzegovina to Republika Srpska, signing into law the legislative steps to begin to degrade/destroy state institutions as well as establishing an independent tax authority, medical agency, and army in the Republika Srpska. Cvijanovic’s actions are unconstitutional and go against the central tenets of the Dayton Peace Agreement as well as undermine the state’s competences in security. (Gender): Female Listed on: 11/04/2022 UK Sanctions List Date Designated: 11/04/2022 Last Updated: 11/04/2022 UK Consolidated Group ID: 15081.
2. DODIK, Milorad
Name (non-Latin script): Милорад Додик
Title: Minister DOB: 12/03/1959. POB: Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina Nationality: Bosnia and Herzegovina Address: Karadjordjeva Street 3, Laktasi, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 78250. Position: (1) President of the Alliance of Independent Social Democrats (SNSD/СНСД) (2) Representative of the Bosnian Serbs within the state-level tripartite Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref): BIH0002 Has previously held a series of high-profile governance positions within the Bosnian Serb Entity. Leader of a key party, the SNSD (expelled from the Socialist International in 2012 for its “nationalism and extremism”). The party has been in power in the Republika Srpska since 2006. (UK Statement of Reasons): Milorad Dodik as the Bosnian Serb member of the Bosnia and Herzegovina tripartite Presidency has used this position to undermine the territorial integrity, sovereignty and stability of Bosnia and Herzegovina through using hate speech to stir ethnic tensions, calling for the fragmentation of Bosnia and Herzogovina to create an independent Republika Srpska, and overseeing legislative steps to degrade/destroy state institutions. (Gender): Male Listed on: 11/04/2022 UK Sanctions List Date Designated: 11/04/2022 Last Updated: 11/04/2022 UK Consolidated Group ID: 15082
Ministry of External Relations
11 April 2022