Charter of the United Nations Legislation Amendment (Central African Republic and Yemen) Regulation 2014

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Charter of the United Nations Legislation Amendment (Central African Republic and Yemen) Regulation 2014
 
Select Legislative Instrument No. 48, 2014
I, General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Ret’d), Governor‑General of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, make the following regulation.
Dated 15 May 2014
Peter Cosgrove
Governor‑General
By His Excellency’s Command
Julie Bishop
Minister for Foreign Affairs
 
 
  
  
Contents
1............ Name of regulation.............................................................................. 1
2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1
3............ Authority............................................................................................. 1
4............ Schedule(s)......................................................................................... 1
Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                2
Charter of the United Nations (Dealing with Assets) Regulations 2008          2
Charter of the United Nations (Sanctions—Central African Republic) Regulation 2014               2
 
1  Name of regulation
                   This regulation is the Charter of the United Nations Legislation Amendment (Central African Republic and Yemen) Regulation 2014.
2  Commencement
                   This regulation commences on the day after it is registered.
3  Authority
                   This regulation is made under the Charter of the United Nations Act 1945.
4  Schedule(s)
                   Each instrument that is specified in a Schedule to this instrument is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this instrument has effect according to its terms.
Schedule 1—Amendments
  
Charter of the United Nations (Dealing with Assets) Regulations 2008
1  Regulation 4 (after paragraph (a) of the definition of Sanctions Regulations)
Insert:
                    (aa)  the Charter of the United Nations (Sanctions—Central African Republic) Regulation 2014;
2  Regulation 4 (after paragraph (m) of the definition of Sanctions Regulations)
Insert:
                  (ma)  the Charter of the United Nations (Sanctions—Yemen) Regulation 2014;
Charter of the United Nations (Sanctions—Central African Republic) Regulation 2014
3  Section 4
Insert:
controlled asset means:
                     (a)  an asset of a designated person or entity; or
                     (b)  funds derived from an asset owned or controlled, directly or indirectly, by:
                              (i)  a designated person or entity; or
                             (ii)  a person acting on behalf of, or at the direction of, a designated person or entity.
designated person or entity means a person or entity designated by the Committee for paragraph 32 of Resolution 2134.
EUFOR RCA means the European Union operation in the Central African Republic.
MINUSCA means the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic.
Resolution 2134 means Resolution 2134 (2014) of the Security Council, adopted on 28 January 2014.
4  Before section 8
Insert:
Division 1—Sanctioned supply and sanctioned services to Central African Republic
5  After subparagraph 9(2)(a)(v)
Insert:
                            (vi)  MINUSCA;
                           (vii)  EUFOR RCA;
6  At the end of Part 2
Add:
Division 2—Sanctions relating to designated persons or entities
11A  Prohibition relating to dealings with designated persons or entities
             (1)  A person contravenes this section if:
                     (a)  the person directly or indirectly makes an asset available to, or for the benefit of, a designated person or entity; and
                     (b)  the making available of the asset is not authorised by a permit under section 11C.
             (2)  For an offence under section 27 of the Act that relates to a contravention of subsection (1), strict liability applies to the circumstance that the making available of the asset is not authorised by a permit under section 11C.
Note:          For strict liability, see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code.
             (3)  Section 15.1 of the Criminal Code (Extended geographical jurisdiction—Category A) applies to an offence under section 27 of the Act that relates to a contravention of subsection (1).
Note 1:       This has the effect that the offence has extraterritorial operation.
Note 2:       This section is specified as a UN sanction enforcement law in the Charter of the United Nations (UN Sanction Enforcement Law) Declaration 2008.
11B  Prohibition relating to controlled assets
             (1)  A person contravenes this section if:
                     (a)  the person holds a controlled asset; and
                     (b)  the person:
                              (i)  uses or deals with the asset; or
                             (ii)  allows the asset to be used or dealt with; or
                            (iii)  facilitates the use of the asset or dealing with the asset; and
                     (c)  the use or dealing is not authorised by a permit under section 11C.
             (2)  For an offence under section 27 of the Act that relates to a contravention of subsection (1), strict liability applies to the circumstance that the use of, or dealing with, the asset is not authorised by a permit under section 11C.
Note:          For strict liability, see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code.
             (3)  Section 15.1 of the Criminal Code (Extended geographical jurisdiction—Category A) applies to an offence under section 27 of the Act that relates to a contravention of subsection (1).
Note 1:       This has the effect that the offence has extraterritorial operation.
Note 2:       This section is specified as a UN sanction enforcement law in the Charter of the United Nations (UN Sanction Enforcement Law) Declaration 2008.
11C  Permit for assets and controlled assets
             (1)  The Minister may, on application, grant a person a permit authorising:
                     (a)  the making available of an asset to a person or entity that would otherwise contravene subsection 11A(1); or
                     (b)  a use of, or dealing with, a controlled asset that would otherwise contravene subsection 11B(1).
Note:          Section 13A of the Act applies to a permit granted under this section.
             (2)  The application must be for a basic expense dealing, legally required dealing, contractual dealing, required payment dealing or extraordinary expense dealing as defined in regulation 5 of the Charter of the United Nations (Dealing with Assets) Regulations 2008.
             (3)  The application must specify which kind of dealing mentioned in subsection (2) the application is for.
             (4)  If the application is for a basic expense dealing, the Minister:
                     (a)  must notify the Committee of the application; and
                     (b)  may grant a permit only if 5 business days have passed since the notice was given, and the Committee has not advised against granting a permit to the applicant.
             (5)  If the application is for a legally required dealing, the Minister must notify the Committee of the application.
             (6)  If the application is for a required payment dealing, the Minister:
                     (a)  must notify the Committee of the application; and
                     (b)  may grant a permit only if 10 business days have passed since the notice was given.
             (7)  If the application is for an extraordinary expense dealing, the Minister:
                     (a)  must notify the Committee of the application; and
                     (b)  may grant a permit only with the approval of the Committee.
             (8)  The permit is subject to any conditions specified in the permit.
Note:          Part 2 of the Charter of the United Nations (Dealing with Assets) Regulations 2008 applies to this section.