British Overseas Territories Sanctions Orders in Force/ Legislative Framework

As a British Overseas Territory, the Virgin Islands must implement all UK sanctions regulations, which have been made and modified under the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018 (“the Sanctions Act”) and have been extended to the VI by the UK government in the form of new Overseas Territories (“OT”) Sanctions Orders.

These Sanctions Orders provide for the legislative framework which enables the relevant authorities to take the necessary action to, among other things, freeze the funds/assets of designated persons and entities.

Failure to comply with restrictions and prohibitions in relation to sanctions imposed under the relevant Sanctions Orders applicable to the VI constitutes an offence which may result in the imposition of penalties or imprisonment when a conviction is secured.


SANCTIONS ORDERS IN FORCE  

Order in Council Date Made Date Laid Date in Force Link to Order
The Afghanistan (Sanctions) (Overseas Territories) Order 2020 11-Nov-20 18-Nov-20 31-Dec-2020
23:00 GMT
https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2020/1284/pdfs/uksi_20201284_en.pdf
The Bosnia and Herzegovina (Sanctions) (Overseas Territories) Order 2020  11-Nov-20 ------- 31-Dec-2020
23:00 GMT
https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2020/1268/pdfs/uksi_20201268_en.pdf
The Burma (Sanctions) (Overseas Territories) Order 2020 11-Nov-20 ------- 31-Dec-2020
23:00 GMT
https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2020/1264/pdfs/uksi_20201264_en.pdf
The Burundi (Sanctions) (Overseas Territories) Order 2020 11-Nov-20 ------- 31-Dec-2020
23:00 GMT
https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2020/1263/pdfs/uksi_20201263_en.pdf
The Central African Republic (Sanctions) (Overseas Territories) Order 2020 11-Nov-20 18-Nov-20 31-Dec-2020
23:00 GMT
https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2020/1286/pdfs/uksi_20201286_en.pdf
The Chemical Weapons (Sanctions) (Overseas Territories) Order 2020  11-Nov-20 ------- 31-Dec-2020
23:00 GMT
https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2020/1267/pdfs/uksi_20201267_en.pdf
The Counter-Terrorism (Sanctions) (Overseas Territories) Order 2020 16-Dec-20 ------- 31-Dec-2020
23:00 GMT
https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2020/1564/pdfs/uksi_20201564_en.pdf
The Counter-Terrorism (International Sanctions) (Overseas Territories) Order 2020 16-Dec-20 ------- 31-Dec-2020
23:00 GMT
https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2020/1588/pdfs/uksi_20201588_en.pdf
The Cyber (Sanctions) (Overseas Territories) (No. 2) Order 2020 11-Nov-20 ------- 31-Dec-2020
23:00 GMT
https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2020/1270/pdfs/uksi_20201270_en.pdf
The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (Sanctions) (Overseas Territories) Order 2020 16-Dec-20 23-Dec-20 31-Dec-2020
23:00 GMT
https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2020/1561/pdfs/uksi_20201561_en.pdf
The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (Sanctions) (Overseas Territories) (Amendment) (No. 3) Order 2017 15-Nov-17 22-Nov-17 13-Dec-17 https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2017/1108/pdfs/uksi_20171108_en.pdf
The Democratic Republic of the Congo (Sanctions) (Overseas Territories) Order 2020 11-Nov-20 18-Nov-20 31-Dec-2020
23:00 GMT
https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2020/1281/pdfs/uksi_20201281_en.pdf
The Eritrea (Sanctions) (Overseas Territories) (Revocation) Order 2019  13-Feb-19 20-Feb-20 13-Mar-19 https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2019/184/pdfs/uksi_20190184_en.pdf
The Global Human Rights Sanctions (Overseas Territories) Order 2020 21-Jul-20 22-Jul-20 31-Dec-2020
23:00 GMT
https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2020/773/pdfs/uksi_20200773_en.pdf
The Iran (Sanctions) (Human Rights) (Overseas Territories) Order 2020 16-Dec-20 ------- 31-Dec-2020
23:00 GMT
https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2020/1598/pdfs/uksi_20201598_en.pdf
The Iran (Sanctions) (Nuclear) (Overseas Territories) Order 2020 16-Dec-20 ------- 31-Dec-2020
23:00 GMT
https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2020/1563/pdfs/uksi_20201563_en.pdf
The Iraq (Sanctions) (Overseas Territories) Order 2020  11-Nov-20 ------- 31-Dec-2020
23:00 GMT
https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2020/1260/pdfs/uksi_20201260_en.pdf
The ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida (United Nations Sanctions) (Overseas Territories) Order 2020 16-Dec-20 23-Dec-20 31-Dec-2020
23:00 GMT
https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2020/1608/pdfs/uksi_20201608_en.pdf
The Lebanon (Sanctions) (Overseas Territories) Order 2020 14-Oct-20 ------- 31-Dec-2020
23:00 GMT
https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2020/1124/pdfs/uksi_20201124_en.pdf
The Lebanon and Syria (United Nations Measures) (Overseas Territories) Order 2006 14-Feb-06 15-Feb-06 16-Feb-16 https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2006/311/pdfs/uksi_20060311_en.pdf
The Lebanon (Sanctions) (Assassination of Rafiq Hariri and others) (Overseas Territories) Order 2020  11-Nov-20 18-Nov-20 31-Dec-2020
23:00 GMT
https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2020/1282/pdfs/uksi_20201282_en.pdf
The Liberia and Côte d’Ivoire (Sanctions) (Overseas Territories) (Revocations) Order 2016  13-Jul-16 20-Jul-20 10-Aug-16 https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2016/766/pdfs/uksi_20160766_en.pdf
The Libya (Sanctions) (Overseas Territories) Order 2021 13-Jan-20 14-Jan-21 15-Jan-21 https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2016/766/pdfs/uksi_20160766_en.pdf
The Mali (Sanctions) (Overseas Territories) Order 2020 16-Jan-20 23-Dec-20 31-Dec-2020
23:00 GMT
https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2020/1591/pdfs/uksi_20201591_en.pdf
The Misappropriation (Sanctions) (Overseas Territories) Order 2020 16-Dec-20 ------- 31-Dec-2020
23:00 GMT
https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2020/1575/pdfs/uksi_20201575_en.pdf
The Nicaragua (Sanctions) (Overseas Territories) (No. 2) Order 2020 11-Nov-20 ------- 31-Dec-2020
23:00 GMT
https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2020/1269/pdfs/uksi_20201269_en.pdf
The Republic of Belarus (Sanctions) (Overseas Territories) Order 2020 11-Nov-20 ------- 31-Dec-2020
23:00 GMT
https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2020/1271/pdfs/uksi_20201271_en.pdf
The Guinea (Sanctions) (Overseas Territories) Order 2020 11-Nov-20 ------- 31-Dec-2020
23:00 GMT
https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2020/1266/pdfs/uksi_20201266_en.pdf
The Republic of Guinea-Bissau (Sanctions) (Overseas Territories) Order 2020 16-Dec-20 23-Dec-20 31-Dec-2020
23:00 GMT
https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2020/1587/pdfs/uksi_20201587_en.pdf
The Russia (Sanctions) (Overseas Territories) Order 2020 16-Dec-20 ------- 31-Dec-2020
23:00 GMT
https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2020/1571/pdfs/uksi_20201571_en.pdf
The Russia (Sanctions) (Overseas Territories) (Amendment) Order 2021     11-Mar-21 Not yet published in the uk.gov website- check back later….
The South Sudan (Sanctions) (Overseas Territories) Order 2020 11-Nov-20 18-Nov-20 31-Dec-2020
23:00 GMT
https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2020/1287/pdfs/uksi_20201287_en.pdf
The Sudan (Sanctions) (Overseas Territories) Order 2020 16-Dec-20 23-Dec-20 31-Dec-2020
23:00 GMT
https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2020/1592/pdfs/uksi_20201592_en.pdf
The Syria (Sanctions) (Overseas Territories) Order 2020 16-Dec-20 ------- 31-Dec-2020
23:00 GMT
https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2020/1580/pdfs/uksi_20201580_en.pdf
The Syria (United Nations Sanctions) (Cultural Property) (Overseas Territories) Order 2020 16-Dec-20 ------- 31-Dec-2020
23:00 GMT
https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2020/1562/pdfs/uksi_20201562_en.pdf
The ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida (United Nations Sanctions) (Overseas Territories) Order 2020 16-Dec-20 23-Dec-20 31-Dec-2020
23:00 GMT
https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2020/1608/pdfs/uksi_20201608_en.pdf
The Unauthorised Drilling Activities in the Eastern Mediterranean (Sanctions) (Overseas Territories) Order 2020 16-Dec-20 ------- 31-Dec-2020
23:00 GMT
https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2020/1579/pdfs/uksi_20201579_en.pdf
The Venezuela (Sanctions) (Overseas Territories) Order 2020 11-Nov-20 ------- 31-Dec-2020
23:00 GMT
https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2020/1262/pdfs/uksi_20201262_en.pdf
The Yemen (Sanctions) (Overseas Territories) Order 2020 16-Dec-20 23-Dec-20 31-Dec-2020
23:00 GMT
https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2020/1589/pdfs/uksi_20201589_en.pdf
The Zimbabwe (Sanctions) (Overseas Territories) Order 2020 11-Nov-20 ------- 31-Dec-2020
23:00 GMT
https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2020/1272/pdfs/uksi_20201272_en.pdf
The Anti-terrorism (Financial and Other Measures) (Overseas Territories) Order 2002 16-Jul-02 26-Jul-02 1-Aug-02 https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2002/1822/pdfs/uksi_20021822_en.pdf
The Terrorism (United Nations Measures) (Overseas Territories) Order 2001 9-Oct-01 9-Oct-01 10-Oct-01 https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2001/3366/pdfs/uksi_20013366_en.pdf
The Policing and Crime Act (Financial Sanctions) (Overseas Territories) Order 2017 ( subject to sec. 143,152(1), 154,155) 11-Oct-17   11-Oct-17 https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2017/984/pdfs/uksi_20170984_en.pdf
The United Nations Sanctions (Revocations) Order 2020  16-Dec-20 23-Dec-20 31-Dec-2020
23:00 GMT
https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2020/1585/pdfs/uksi_20201585_en.pdf
The United Nations Sanctions (Overseas Territories) (Revocations) Order 2013  12-Feb-13 19-Feb-13 12-Mar-13 https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2013/237/pdfs/uksi_20130237_en.pdf
The United Nations Sanctions (Overseas Territories) (Revocations) Order 2012 17-Oct-12 24-Oct-12 14-Jan-12 https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2012/2592/pdfs/uksi_20122592_en.pdf
The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (Restrictive Measures) (Overseas Territories) (Revocation) Order 2011 14-Dec-11 21-Dec-11 18-Jan-12 https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2011/2990/pdfs/uksi_20112990_en.pdf

 

OTHER OT ORDERS IN FORCE

# S.I. No Order in Council Date Made Date Laid Date in Force Link to Order
1 2016 No. 990 The Extradition Act 2003 (Overseas Territories) Order 2016 12-Oct-16 19-Oct-16 10-Nov-16 https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2016/990/pdfs/uksi_20160990_en.pdf
2 2010 No. 2963  The Geneva Conventions (Overseas Territories) Order 2010  15-Dec-16 ---- 15-Jan-11 https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2010/2963/pdfs/uksi_20102963_en.pdf
3 2010 No. 763  The International Criminal Court Act 2001 (Overseas Territories) (Amendment) Order 2010 17-Mar-10 24-Mar-10 15-Apr-10 https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2010/763/pdfs/uksi_20100763_en.pdf
4 2009 No. 1738  The International Criminal Court Act 2001 (Overseas Territories) Order 2009 8-Jul-09 15-Jul-09 1-Sep-09 https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2009/1738/pdfs/uksi_20091738_en.pdf
5 2001 No. 3366 The Terrorism (United Nations Measures) (Overseas Territories) Order 2001 9-Oct-01 9-Oct-01 10-Oct-01 https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2001/3366/pdfs/uksi_20013366_en.pdf
 


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