Violations of Sanctions

How violations of sanctions are penalized.

Penalty for violation of sanctions

Violation of the EU regulations on sanctions adopted with reference to Articles 60, 301 and 308 of the EC Treaty may be liable to punishment pursuant to Section 110 c of the Criminal Code. Due to the Lisbon Treaty, which entered into force on 1 December 2009, the articles in the EC Treaty have been replaced by Article 215 of the Lisbon Treaty. Violation of that Article may also be liable to punishment pursuant to Section 110 c of the Criminal Code.

Section 110 c of the Criminal Code

Section 110 c(1) Any person who, intentionally or through negligence, contravenes any provisions or prohibitions that may have been provided by law for the protection of state defence or neutrality shall be liable to a fine or to imprisonment for any term not exceeding four months or, in aggravating circumstances, to imprisonment for any term not exceeding three years

(2) Any person who, intentionally or through negligence, contravenes any provisions or prohibitions that may have been provided by law for the fulfilment of the state's obligations as a member of the United Nations shall be liable to a fine or to imprisonment for any term not exceeding four months or, in aggravating circumstances, to imprisonment for any term not exceeding four years.

(3) Any person who contravenes provisions provided by or issued pursuant to regulations passed on the authority of Articles 60, 301 or 308 of the Treaty Establishing the European Community or Article 215 or 352 of the Treaty Establishing the European Community, and which aims to interrupt or curtail the financial or economic links with one or more countries outside the European Union or similar sanctions against individuals, groups or legal persons shall be liable to the same punishment as provided in Subsection 2.

(4) Where a crime as specified in Subsections 1, 2 or 3 has been committed through negligence, the offender shall be liable to a fine or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years.

Criminal Code Section 114 b

In cases involving intentional assistance relating to funding of terrorism, this will furthermore be encompassed by the special provisions thereon in Section 114 b of the Criminal Code.