Restrictive measures against Zimbabwe

 

SUMMARY OF:

Decision 2011/101/CFSP — concerning restrictive measures against Zimbabwe

Regulation (EC) No 314/2004 — concerning certain restrictive measures in respect of Zimbabwe

WHAT IS THE AIM OF THE DECISION AND THE REGULATION?

KEY POINTS

To prevent internal repression within Zimbabwe, the decision and regulation prohibit:

Restrictive measures

The decision and regulation impose restrictive measures on individual members of the Zimbabwean government and any associates whose activities seriously undermine democracy, respect for human rights and the rule of law in Zimbabwe.

Specific exemptions to these measures are set out in the decision.

Appropriate measures

In addition to the above measures, the EU also imposed ‘appropriate measures’ on Zimbabwe between 2002 and 2014. These measures consisted of:

These measures were lifted in November 2014, with the re-engagement of the EU and its Member States in political dialogue with the Zimbabwean government and the resumption of EU bilateral development cooperation.

FROM WHEN DO THE DECISION AND THE REGULATION APPLY?

BACKGROUND

The legal bases for these EU sanctions are Article 29 of the Treaty on European Union for the decision, and Article 215 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union for the regulation.

MAIN DOCUMENTS

Council Decision 2011/101/CFSP of 15 February 2011 concerning restrictive measures against Zimbabwe (OJ L 42, 16.2.2011, pp. 6-23)

Successive amendments to Decision 2011/101/CFSP have been incorporated into the original text. This consolidated version is of documentary value only.

Council Regulation (EC) No 314/2004 of 19 February 2004 concerning certain restrictive measures in respect of Zimbabwe (OJ L 55, 24.2.2004, pp. 1-13)

See consolidated version.

RELATED DOCUMENTS

Consolidated version of the Treaty on European Union — Title V — General provisions on the Union’s external action and specific provisions on the common foreign and security policy — Chapter 2 — Specific provisions on the common foreign and security policy — Section 1 — Common provisions — Article 29 (ex Article 15 TEU) (OJ C 202, 7.6.2016, p. 33)

Consolidated version of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union — Part Five — The Union’s external action — Title IV — Restrictive measures — Article 215 (ex Article 301 TEC) (OJ C 202, 7.6.2016, p. 144)

last update 05.10.2020