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Approve President’s Statement re the Economic Sanctions (Implementation of UNs Resolutions on The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) Order, 2018

House of Representatives - 4th Session - 11th Republican Parliament

WHEREAS by section 4 of the Economic Sanctions Act, Chap. 81:05 the President may for the purpose of implementing a decision, resolution or recommendation by a regional or an international organisation of States or association of States, of which Trinidad and Tobago is a member, that calls on its members to take economic measures against a foreign State make an order with respect to -

  • (a) the restriction or prohibition of any of the activities referred to in section 5 in relation to a foreign State;
  • (b) the seizing, freezing or sequestration in the manner set out in the Order any property situated in Trinidad and Tobago that is held by or on behalf of -
    • (i) a foreign State;
    • (ii) any person in that foreign State; or
    • (iii) a national of that foreign State who does not ordinarily reside in Trinidad and Tobago.
  • (c) the exclusion of any person, property, goods, technical data, services, transactions, ships or aircraft or any class thereof from the application of the Order.

AND WHEREAS the United Nations Security Council has issued resolutions requiring members of the United Nations to impose economic sanctions against the Democratic People’s Republic of North Korea including resolutions 1718 (2006), 1874 (2009), 1928 (2010), 1985 (2011), 2050 (2012), 2087 (2013), 2094 (2013), 2141 (2014), 2207 (2015), 2270(2016), 2276 (2016), 2321(2016), 2345 (2017), 2356 (2017), 2371 (2017), 2375 (2017), 2397 (2017) and 2407 (2018) and Member Countries of the United Nations were called on to impose those economic sanctions on the Democratic People's Republic of North Korea;

AND WHEREAS the aforementioned resolutions require countries to freeze without delay the funds and other assets of, and to ensure that no funds and other assets are made available, directly or indirectly, to or for the benefit of, any person or entity designated by, or under the authority of, the United Nations Security Council under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations;

AND WHEREAS the President, by Legal Notice No 184 of 14th December, 2018 signed the Economic Sanctions (Implementation of United Nations Resolutions on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) Order, 2018;

AND WHEREAS the President, in accordance with section 4(4) of the Economic Sanctions Act, Chap. 81:05 did cause to be delivered on the 17th December, 2018 to the Speaker for presentation to the House of Representatives a statement setting out the specific grounds on which the decision to make the Economic Sanctions (Implementation of United Nations Resolutions on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) Order, 2018 was based;

AND WHEREAS section 4(4) requires the statement of Her Excellency the President, be debated as soon as practicable but in any event not later than one month from the date of the commencement of the Order;

BE IT RESOLVED that the Statement of Her Excellency the President pursuant to section 4(4) of the Economic Sanctions Act, Chap 81:05, setting out the specific grounds on which the decision to make the Economic Sanctions (Implementation of United Nations Resolutions on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) Order, 2018 was based, be approved.

(By the Attorney General)

11 Jan 2019
Approved
House of Representatives Debate Day 1Hansard
3 speakersShow Speakers
1.The Honourable Faris Al-Rawi SC [San Fernando West] [Attorney General]
2. Dr. Surujrattan Rambachan [Tabaquite] [Opposition Member]
3.The Honourable Faris Al-Rawi SC [San Fernando West] [Attorney General]