House Document 114-13: Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Zimbabwe, Message from the President of the United States Transmitting Notification that the National Emergency Declared in Executive Order 13288 of March 6, 2003, with Respect to the Actions and Policies of Certain Members of the Government of Zimbabwe and Other Persons to Undermine Zimbabwe's Democratic Processes or Institutions is to Continue in Effect Beyond March 6, 2015, Pursuant to 50 U.S.C. 1622(d), One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, First Session, March 3, 2015   [open pdf - 227KB]

"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. […] 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 certain persons determined to have engaged in actions or policies to undermine democratic processes or institutions in Zimbabwe, to commit acts of violence and other human rights abuses against political opponents, and to engage in public corruption. 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, 2015. 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 declared in Executive Order 13288."

Report Number:House Document 114-13
Publisher:United States. Government Publishing Office
Copyright:Public Domain
Retrieved From:Government Printing Office: http://www.gpo.gov/
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