Financial sanctions, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Democratic Republic of the Congo is currently subject to financial sanctions. This document provides a current list of designated persons.



In 2005 the UN Security Council imposed an assets freeze and travel restrictions on persons acting in violation of the UN arms embargo imposed 2003. Subsequent Resolutions extended the scope of the restrictions to political and military leaders of foreign armed groups operating in the DRC, or Congolese militias receiving support from abroad that impede the participation of their combatants in disarmament, demobilization and reintegration processes; and those recruiting or using children in armed conflict; violating international law involving the targeting of children or women in situations of armed conflict; obstructing the access to or the distribution of humanitarian assistance in the eastern part of the DRC; and supporting the illegal armed groups in that area through the illicit trade of natural resources.

EU regulations

Council Regulation (EC) No 1183/2005 implemented the financial restrictions in UNSCR 1596 (2005).

You can view Council Regulation (EC) No 1183/2005 on restrictive measures in the DRC online.

You can find the most recent amendments to the Regulation by searching on EUR-Lex – an online database that provides free access to EU law, international agreements and other public documents. Just:

  • enter the Regulation number into the search bar
  • open the relevant page and
  • click ‘document information’

UK regulations

Published 23 May 2013
Last updated 12 February 2018 + show all updates
  1. Updated with latest HM Treasury notice 12/02/2018, Democratic Republic of the Congo (Reg 2018/197)
  2. Updated with latest HM Treasury notice 02/02/2018, Democratic Republic of the Congo
  3. Updated links to regulations as part of routine site maintenance.
  4. Updated with latest HM Treasury notice 30/05/2017, Democratic Republic of the Congo (Reg 2017/904)
  5. Updated with HM Treasury notice, 09/03/2017, Democratic Republic of the Congo (Reg 2017/396)
  6. Updated with Latest HM Treasury Notice, 09/02/2017, DRC (Reg 2017/199)
  7. Updated with: HM Treasury notice, 13/12/2016, DR Congo (Reg 2016/2230)
  8. Updated due to notice 2015/614.
  9. List updated due to new notice 'Regulation 1275/2014'
  10. First published.