Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Zimbabwe, 11657-11658 [2016-05072]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 43 / Friday, March 4, 2016 / Presidential Documents 11657 Presidential Documents Notice of March 2, 2016 Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Zimbabwe On March 6, 2003, by Executive Order 13288, the President declared a national emergency and blocked the property of certain persons, pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701–1706), to deal with the unusual and extraordinary threat to the foreign policy of the United States constituted by the actions and policies of certain members of the Government of Zimbabwe and other persons to undermine Zimbabwe’s democratic processes or institutions. These actions and policies had contributed to the deliberate breakdown in the rule of law in Zimbabwe, to politically motivated violence and intimidation in that country, and to political and economic instability in the southern African region. On November 22, 2005, the President issued Executive Order 13391 to take additional steps with respect to the national emergency declared in Executive Order 13288, including the blocking of the property of additional persons engaged in undermining democratic processes or institutions in Zimbabwe. On July 25, 2008, the President issued Executive Order 13469, which expanded the scope of the national emergency declared in Executive Order 13288 and authorized the blocking of the property of additional persons who were engaged in undermining democratic processes or institutions in Zimbabwe, facilitating public corruption by senior officials, or were responsible for committing human rights abuses related to political repression. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with O1 The actions and policies of these persons continue to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the foreign policy of the United States. For this reason, the national emergency declared on March 6, 2003, and the measures adopted on that date, on November 22, 2005, and on July 25, 2008, to deal with that emergency, must continue in effect beyond March 6, 2016. Therefore, in accordance with section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1622(d)), I am continuing for 1 year the national emergency originally declared in Executive Order 13288. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:09 Mar 03, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\04MRO1.SGM 04MRO1 11658 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 43 / Friday, March 4, 2016 / Presidential Documents This notice shall be published in the Federal Register and transmitted to the Congress. THE WHITE HOUSE, March 2, 2016. [FR Doc. 2016–05072 Filed 3–3–16; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:09 Mar 03, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\04MRO1.SGM 04MRO1 OB#1.EPS</GPH> asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with O1 Billing code 3295–F6–P

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 43 (Friday, March 4, 2016)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 11657-11658]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-05072]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 81 , No. 43 / Friday, March 4, 2016 / 
Presidential Documents

[[Page 11657]]


                Notice of March 2, 2016

                
Continuation of the National Emergency With 
                Respect to Zimbabwe

                On March 6, 2003, by Executive Order 13288, the 
                President declared a national emergency and blocked the 
                property of certain persons, pursuant to the 
                International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 
                1701-1706), to deal with the unusual and extraordinary 
                threat to the foreign policy of the United States 
                constituted by the actions and policies of certain 
                members of the Government of Zimbabwe and other persons 
                to undermine Zimbabwe's democratic processes or 
                institutions. These actions and policies had 
                contributed to the deliberate breakdown in the rule of 
                law in Zimbabwe, to politically motivated violence and 
                intimidation in that country, and to political and 
                economic instability in the southern African region.

                On November 22, 2005, the President issued Executive 
                Order 13391 to take additional steps with respect to 
                the national emergency declared in Executive Order 
                13288, including the blocking of the property of 
                additional persons engaged in undermining democratic 
                processes or institutions in Zimbabwe.

                On July 25, 2008, the President issued Executive Order 
                13469, which expanded the scope of the national 
                emergency declared in Executive Order 13288 and 
                authorized the blocking of the property of additional 
                persons who were engaged in undermining democratic 
                processes or institutions in Zimbabwe, facilitating 
                public corruption by senior officials, or were 
                responsible for committing human rights abuses related 
                to political repression.

                The actions and policies of these persons continue to 
                pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the foreign 
                policy of the United States. For this reason, the 
                national emergency declared on March 6, 2003, and the 
                measures adopted on that date, on November 22, 2005, 
                and on July 25, 2008, to deal with that emergency, must 
                continue in effect beyond March 6, 2016. Therefore, in 
                accordance with section 202(d) of the National 
                Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1622(d)), I am continuing 
                for 1 year the national emergency originally declared 
                in Executive Order 13288.

[[Page 11658]]

                This notice shall be published in the Federal Register 
                and transmitted to the Congress.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

                THE WHITE HOUSE,

                    March 2, 2016.

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