New Executive Order Targeting Persons Responsible for the Situation in South Sudan

On April 3, 2014, President Obama signed Executive Order 13664 (“EO 13664”) related to the situation in South Sudan and targeting those responsible for the conflict in that country. EO 13664 allows the United States to impose sanctions against any individual or entity that threatens the peace, stability or security of South Sudan; commits human rights abuses against persons in South Sudan; expands or extends the conflict in South Sudan or obstructs reconciliation or peace talks or processes; or undermines democratic processes or institutions in South Sudan.

This Order authorizes blocking the property and interests in property located in the United States or in the possession or control of a US Person1 of any person (including individuals and entities) determined to meet certain criteria set forth in the Order. Specifically, the Department of the Treasury may designate persons deemed to be responsible for or complicit in, or to have engaged in, directly or indirectly, any of the following in or in relation to South Sudan...

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Topics:  Barack Obama, Executive Orders, Human Rights, Sanctions, Sudan

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