International Restrictive and Security Measures
Information on Restrictive Measures
The Ministry for Foreign Affairs is responsible for restrictive measures in Iceland (www.mfa.is - [email protected] - tel +354 545 9000 - fax +354 562 2373)
Iceland implements restrictive and security measures adopted by the:
- UN Security Council on the basis of Article 41 of the Charter of the United Nations, for the purpose of maintaining international peace and security and/or of securing respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms
- European Union (EU) on the basis of a statement made by the Member States of the EU and EFTA on a political dialogue, which is a part of the EEA (European Economic Area) Agreement of 1992
- Organizaton for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)
- Because of its participation in the European Economic Area (EEA), Iceland implements the same sanctions regime as the European Union.
Customs and police authorities enforce sanctions legislation in co-operation with the Ministry for Foreign Affairs. The Ministry issues sanctions regulations, customs and police authorities investigate breaches of the legislation. Prosecutors prosecute cases before the regular courts
Laws and Regulations
- Act on the Implementation of International Sanctions No 93/2008
- Regulation No 119/2009, cf. Regulation No 298/2010 (general provisions).