In 2014 the earlier Sudan legislation was repealed and replaced by Council Regulation (EU) No. 747/2014 and the Sudan (European Union Financial Sanctions) Regulations 2014. A separate South Sudan regime was created at the same time.
In 2004 the European Union imposed measures in the EU prohibiting the supply of technical, financial and other assistance related to military activities, with exemptions, directly or indirectly to any person, entity or body in, or for use in Sudan.
In 2005 the United Nations imposed travel restrictions, with exemptions, and an assets freeze on designated individuals considered to be impeding the peace process, constituting a threat to stability in Darfur and the region, committing human rights violations and violating measures set out in previous resolutions (primarily related to an arms embargo).
You can view Council Regulation (EU) No. 747/2014 on restrictive measures in Sudan online.
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24.11.2011 Council Regulation (EU) No 1215/2011 amended Council Regulation (EC) No 131/2004 to apply these measures to both Sudan and South Sudan.
18.07.2005 Council Regulation (EC) No 1184/2005 implemented the measures in UNSCR 1591 (2005) in the EU. Annex I covered persons designated by the UN Sanctions Committee pursuant to UNSCR 1591(2005).
26.01.2004 Council Regulation (EC) No 131/2004 implemented measures prohibiting the supply of technical, financial and other assistance related to military activities, with exemptions, directly or indirectly to any person, entity or body in, or for use in Sudan.
11.07.14 the Sudan (European Union Financial Sanctions) Regulations 2014 (SI 2014 No 1826) is the latest UK law on Sudan
04.07.2012 The Sudan (Asset Freezing) Regulations 2012 (SI 2012/1507)
19.02.2004 The Sudan (Technical Assistance and Financing and Financial Assistance) (Penalties and Licences) Regulations 2004 (SI 2004/373)