Wednesday, August 08, 2012
*Council Decision on restrictive measures against Syria...*
Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the European Union on the alignment of certain third countries with Council Decision 2012/420/CFSP amending Decision 2011/782/CFSP concerning restrictive measures against Syria and Council Implementing Decision 2012/424/CFSP implementing Council Decision 2011/782/CFSP
On 23 July 2012, the Council adopted Council Decision 2012/420/CFSP 1 and Council Implementing Decision 2012/424/CFSP2.
Council Decision 2012/420/CFSP strengthens the enforcement of restrictive measures concerning arms and equipment for internal repression set out in Decision 2011/782/CFSP, in particular by imposing the obligation to inspect, in accordance with national legislation and consistent with international law, all vessels and aircraft bound for Syria in their seaports and airports, and in their territorial sea, if there is reasonable ground to believe the cargo of such vessels and aircraft contains prohibited goods.
Council Implementing Decision 2012/424/CFSP includes additional persons and entities to the list of persons and entities subject to restrictive measures as set out in the Annex I to Decision 2011/782/CFSP concerning restrictive measures against Syria.
Published on 24.7.2012 in the Official Journal of the European Union no. L 196, p. 59. Published on 24.7.2012 in the Official Journal of the European Union no. L 196, p. 81.