Global sanctions guide

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  1. Does Uganda have a sanctions regime in place?

Yes, Uganda as a member of the United Nations is mandated to act in accordance with all the UN Charter obligations and such sanctions that may be conferred on it by the UNSC.

  1. Does Uganda implement UN sanctions?


  1. Does Uganda implement an autonomous sanctions regime?


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

Since Uganda is a member of the UN, all such sanctions as may be imposed by the UNSC apply to it.

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

At the moment there are no lists of sanctioned individuals and entities. However, there have been a few instances where Uganda has sanctioned other countries. An example is in 2011 where the Ugandan government seized a 69 percent 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 authorization system in place?

Yes. There are various licensing and authorization 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 the relevant regulator in Uganda responsible for implementing sanctions and ensuring that the security of the country is paramount.

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

T: (+256) 414 345 661

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