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Financial Sanctions: Global Human Rights Regime

Friday, 9 October 2020

This news release is issued to publicise amendments made to 17 entries in the Global Human Sanctions regime to align them with the Global Human Rights Sanctions Regulations 2020 [SI 680/2020]. The Global Human Rights Sanctions Regulations 2020 were extended to the Island with modifications, by means of the Global Human Rights Sanctions (Isle of Man) Order 2020.

Details of the amendments can be found in the attached Annex.

Financial institutions and other persons are requested to check whether they maintain any accounts or otherwise hold funds or economic resources for, or provide financial services to, the designated individuals and entity.  If so, they must freeze such accounts or other funds and, unless licensed by the Treasury, refrain from dealing with said funds or economic resources, and suspend the provision of any financial services. They must also report their findings to the FIU. Where a relevant institution has already reported details of accounts, other funds or economic resources held frozen for the designated individuals and entity they are not required to report these details again.

Failure to comply with financial sanctions legislation or to seek to circumvent its provisions is a criminal offence.

Further details of the sanctions regime related to Global Human Rights and links to the UK’s Consolidated List of individuals and entities subject to these and other financial sanctions may be found on the Customs and Excise pages of the Isle of Man Government website.

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