December 10, 2018

EU extends sanctions against the Democratic Republic of Congo

The EU has extended its Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) sanctions for another year until December 12, 2019.  The sanctions include an arms embargo, targeted asset freeze, and travel bans on 14 individuals who are allegedly “engaging in or providing support for acts that undermine the peace, stability or security of the DRC.”  The sanctions were adopted in December 2016 and May 2017 in response to obstruction of the electoral process and related human rights violations in the DRC.

EU press release