Sanctions

Former Federal Republic of Yugoslavia

Australia has imposed an autonomous sanctions regime in relation to the former Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FFRY) since 4 June 1992.  

The autonomous sanctions regime is targeted against persons associated with the former Milosevic regime, and persons indicted or suspected of committing war crimes during the Balkan wars in the early 1990s.

This page summarises the current sanctions measures imposed by the autonomous sanctions regime in relation to the FFRY.

This page also includes information on de-listing requests from a designated person and useful links.

Targeted financial sanctions

Australian law prohibits:

  • the use of or dealing with an asset that is owned or controlled by a ‘designated person’ for the FFRY; and
  • making an asset available directly or indirectly to a ‘designated person’ for the FFRY

without a sanctions permit.

An ‘asset’ is defined broadly to include an asset or property of any kind, whether tangible or intangible, movable or immovable.

The Consolidated List includes the names of all designated persons.

Conditions for the grant of a sanctions permit

The Minister for Foreign Affairs may grant a sanctions permit authorising an activity that would contravene these prohibitions if:

  • the Minister is satisfied that it would be in the national interest to do so; and
  • the application for the sanctions permit is for a ‘basic expense dealing’, a ‘legally required dealing’, or a ‘contractual detailing’ as defined in regulation 20 of the Autonomous Sanctions Regulations 2011.

If you assess that your activity satisfies these conditions, you may apply for a sanctions permit using the Online Sanctions Administration System (OSAS).

Implementing legislation

Travel bans

Australian law prohibits a ‘declared person’ for the FFRY from travelling to, entering or remaining in Australia unless the Minister for Foreign Affairs waives this prohibition.

The Consolidated List includes the names of all declared persons.

Conditions for the waiver of a travel ban

The Minister for Foreign Affairs may waive this prohibition only:

  • on the grounds that it would be in the national interest; or
  • on humanitarian grounds.

Implementing legislation

De-listing requests from a designated person

A person or entity designated or declared for the purposes of an Australian autonomous sanctions regime may submit a de-listing request to the Minster for Foreign Affairs under regulation 11 of the Autonomous Sanctions Regulations 2011.

Useful links