The Burundi (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 ensure sanctions relating to Burundi are implemented effectively after the UK leaves the EU.
This sanctions regime is aimed at encouraging the government of Burundi to:
respect democratic principles and institutions, the rule of law and good governance in Burundi
participate in negotiations with its political opponents in good faith to bring about a peaceful solution to the political situation in Burundi
refrain from policies or activities which repress civil society in Burundi
comply with international human rights law and to respect human rights
The Regulations impose asset freezes directed against those are involved in commissioning serious human rights violations or abuses, obstructing the search for a peaceful solution to the political situation in Burundi, repressing civil society and democratic opposition and those who undermine democracy, the rule of law or good governance.