On the increase to the number of persons subject to asset-freezing measures implemented against those seeking to threaten peace in Côte d’Ivoire
April 8, 2011
Following the adoption of United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolution 1572, the Government of Japan implemented asset-freezing measures against persons seeking to threaten peace in Côte d'Ivoire (three individuals). With the adoption of a new UNSC resolution, 1975, the Government of Japan will target five more individuals with such measures.
- Content of measures
Based on the Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Act and in line with Ministry of Foreign Affairs Notice 149 (issued on April 8), the following measures will be taken from April 8 against those seeking to threaten peace in Côte d'Ivoire.
(1) Payment restriction
Government permission shall be required before any payments may be made to those designated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Notice.
(2) Restriction on capital transactions
Government permission shall be required before any capital transactions (i.e. money deposit, trust, or loan contracts) may be undertaken with those designated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Notice.
- Persons subject to these measures
Please see attachment.
Note: This implementation brings the total number of persons subject to such measures in the Côte d'Ivoire up to eight.
- (*This is a provisional translation. The above date denotes the date of the issue of the original press release in Japanese.)