Why are sanctions imposed?
In 2012, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) imposed sanctions in relation to Guinea-Bissau in response to the military seizing power. Australia implements the UNSC sanctions concerning Guinea-Bissau by incorporating them into Australian law.
What is prohibited by the Guinea-Bissau sanctions regime?
The Guinea-Bissau sanctions regime imposes the following measure:
The Guinea-Bissau sanctions regime imposes a travel ban on 10 senior members of the Guinea-Bissau military (listed in the Annex to UNSC Resolution 2048 (2012)). These listed individuals are prohibited from transiting through or entering Australia.
The relevant legislation for the Guinea-Bissau sanctions regime includes the following: