no aircraft registered in Zimbabwe is allowed to land in
or fly over Canada;
travel, work, and study restrictions are to be placed
upon senior Zimbabwean officials, including government,
military, and police officials, and their families;
the ambassador to Zimbabwe was summoned to convey
messages to her home government; and
the prohibition against exporting military goods to
Zimbabwe was re-confirmed.
On September 4, 2008, The Special Economic Measures
(Zimbabwe) Regulations applied further sanctions to this
troubled African country. Subject to certain exceptions, the
measures implemented by the Regulations include:
a ban on the export of arms and related material –
meaning any type of weapons, ammunition, military vehicle or
military or paramilitary equipment and their spare parts
– to Zimbabwe or to any person in Zimbabwe;
a prohibition on the transport of arms and related
material to Zimbabwe aboard a Canadian vessel or
a prohibition on the provision of technical assistance
– including instruction, training, consulting services,
technical advice and the transferring or communicating of
know-how or technical data – or financial assistance or
services relating to arms and related material, including the
provision, transfer or communication of technical data, to
Zimbabwe or any person in Zimbabwe;
a requirement on persons, in Canada and Canadians outside
Canada, to freeze the assets of over 180 particular
individuals. This list of individuals includes: past or
present senior officials of the Government of Zimbabwe, their
families, entities that are owned or controlled by past or
present senior officials or their families, and persons
engaged in activities that undermine democracy, respect for
human rights and the rule of law.
Exemptions from the Regulations are available pursuant to
The Special Economic Measures (Zimbabwe) Permit
Authorization Order, which authorizes the Minister of
Foreign Affairs to issue to any person in Canada or any
Canadian outside of Canada a permit to carry out a specified
activity or transaction, or any class of activity or
transaction, that is restricted or prohibited pursuant to the
In announcing the Regulations, the Canadian Minister of
Foreign Affairs explained that "since the election on
March 29, and the presidential runoff on June 27, the
Government of Zimbabwe has subjected opposition supporters to
intimidation and state-sponsored violence, and has made no
visible effort to improve the lives of its citizens."
With the consolidation of power by Robert Mugabe for yet
another term in office, these sanctions may remain in effect
for the foreseeable future. Minister Emerson noted that
"these sanctions will remain in effect until the
Government of Zimbabwe has committed itself to positive shifts
in policy that result in improvements in human rights,
democracy, freedom and the rule of law in Zimbabwe."
The Minister also stated that "these sanctions target
those in power and will not affect the Zimbabwean people. We
will continue to provide humanitarian assistance and support
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