UNSC and EU update ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida and Iraq sanctions lists

ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida

The UN Security Council has imposed an asset freeze, travel ban and arms embargo on Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant – Khorasan (ISIL-K). The group was formed by a former Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP) commander, supported by former Taliban faction commanders and has claimed responsibility for attacks in Afghanistan and Pakistan. See UN Press Release.

The UNSC has delisted Nessim ben Mohamed al-Cherif ben Mohamed Saleh al-Saadi following a de-listing request submitted through the Office of the Ombudsperson and after considering the Comprehensive Report of the Ombudsperson. See UN Press Release.

The EU implemented the UN listing and delisting, see Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/791.


The UNSC has removed 4 entities from its Iraq sanctions list: Directorate General of Baghdad Electricity Distribution; Idrisi Centre for Engineering Consultancy (ICEC); National Centre for Engineering and Architectural Consultancy; and State Enterprise for Fertiliser Industries. They are no longer subject to asset freezing measures. See UN Press Release.

The EU has also implemented these delistings by adopting Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/808.

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Michael O'Kane

Michael was called to the Bar in 1992 and prior to joining Peters & Peters was a senior specialist prosecutor at the Crown Prosecution Service Headquarters (CPS). He was a key member of a small specialist unit responsible for the prosecution of serious and high-profile fraud, terrorist,...

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