Global sanctions guide

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  1. Does Uganda have a sanctions regime in place?


  1. Does Uganda implement UN sanctions?

Yes. Uganda is a member of the United Nations and must act in accordance with all the UN Charter obligations, which includes implementing such sanctions that may be conferred on it by the UN Security Council.

  1. Does Uganda implement an autonomous sanctions regime?


  1. What is the nature of the sanctions regime in Uganda?

Uganda’s sanctions regime is derived from UN Security Council resolutions, which Uganda implements in domestic law.

  1. Does Uganda maintain a list of sanctioned individuals and entities?

No. However, there have been instances where Uganda has sanctioned other countries. For example, in 2011 the Ugandan government seized a 69% shareholding in Uganda Telecom from Lap Green (a subsidiary of a company owned by the government of Libya).

  1. Are there any other lists related to sanctions?


  1. Does Uganda have a licensing or authorisation system in place?

Yes. There are various licensing and authorisation systems in Uganda. These are regulated by various government entities and Ministries.

  1. What are the consequences for a breach of sanctions in Uganda?

There are no penalties or recourse for enforcement of sanctions against Ugandan persons or entities.

  1. Who are the relevant regulators in Uganda and what are their contact details?

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is responsible for implementing sanctions and ensuring the security of the country.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs
P.O Box 7048
2A-B Sir Apollo Kaggwa Road

T: (+256) 414-345-661
F: (+256) 41-258722

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