Summary

Autonomous Sanctions Act 2011 (Cth) - Level 2

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An Act to make provision relating to sanctions to facilitate the conduct of Australia’s external affairs, and for related purposes.

(1) The main objects of this Act are to:

(a) provide for autonomous sanctions; and

(b) provide for enforcement of autonomous sanctions (whether applied under this Act or another law of the Commonwealth); and

(c) facilitate the collection, flow and use of information relevant to the administration of autonomous sanctions (whether applied under this Act or another law of the Commonwealth).

Country‚Ä'specific sanctions

(2) Without limiting subsection (1), the autonomous sanctions may address matters that are of international concern in relation to one or more particular foreign countries.

Thematic sanctions

(3) Without limiting subsection (1), the autonomous sanctions may address one or more of the following:

(a) the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction;

(b) threats to international peace and security;

(c) malicious cyber activity;

(d) serious violations or serious abuses of human rights;

(e) activities undermining good governance or the rule of law, including serious corruption;

(f) serious violations of international humanitarian law.

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