Sanctions Profile: Afghanistan

At a glance

UN sanctions relating to Afghanistan were first introduced in 1999 by UN Security Council Resolution 1267, and required all Member States to impose an arms embargo, asset freezes, and travel bans on people and entities associated with Osama bin Laden or the Taliban, as designated by the relevant UN sanctions committee.

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US agreement aims to lift Afghanistan sanctions

On 29 February 2020, the US and the Taliban reached a “comprehensive peace agreement” which aims to secure the withdrawal of US and NATO forces from Afghanistan within 14 months. The agreement says the US will seek endorsement of the peace agreement from the UN Security Council and then start diplomatic engagement within the UNSC to remove all sanctions against …

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UK passes Sanctions (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

The UK has passed the Sanctions (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, SI 2019/26, which make amendments to a number of EU sanctions regimes to ensure (inter alia) that they continue to apply within the UK after Brexit. The Regulations will come into force on exit day....

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EU implements UN amendment to Afghanistan listing

Earlier this month, the UN Security Council amended the listing of Mohammed Omar Ghulam Nabi under its Afghanistan sanctions by altering his UN designation date from 31 January 2001 to 12 April 2000. UN press release here. Today, the EU has implemented that UN amendment by adopting Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2018/656 and Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/648....

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EU updates Syria, Afghanistan, Yemen & Terrorism sanctions

Syria The EU has de-listed Hisham Ikhtiyar and Anisa Al-Assad from its sanctions on Syria, and deleted a duplicate entry for Major General Fahd (aka. Lt General Fahid). See Regulation 2016/1735 implementing Regulation 36/2012 and Decision 2016/1746 implementing Decision 2013/255/CFSP. Afghanistan The EU has amended the list of people and entities under its sanctions on Afghanistan, in accordance with UN...

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EU Afghanistan, Somalia and Tunisia listing updates

In order to implement decisions by the UN Security Council to amend its sanctions listings, the EU has added Torek Agha to its Afghanistan list and deleted Ali Ahmed Nur Jim’ale from its Somalia list. The US sanctioned Torek Agha in October for being “a long-standing Taliban member”, who had “been central to spearheading brutal military attacks and raising millions...

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Current Sanctions

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Consolidated

Council Regulation (EU) No 753/2011

Parent Regulation

Council Regulation (EU) No 753/2011

Amended by:

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 968/2011

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1049/2011

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 263/2012

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 543/2012

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 643/2012

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 705/2012

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1139/2012

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1244/2012

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 86/2013

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 261/2013

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 451/2013

Council Regulation (EU) No 517/2013

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 261/2014

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 263/2014

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1057/2014

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/1322

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/2043

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/1736

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/404

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/648

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/279

Consolidated

Council Decision 2011/486/CFSP

Parent Decision

Council Decision 2011/486/CFSP

Amended by:

Council Implementing Decision 2011/639/CFSP

Council Implementing Decision 2011/698/CFSP

Council Implementing Decision 2012/167/CFSP

Council Implementing Decision 2012/334/CFSP

Council Implementing Decision 2012/393/CFSP

Council Implementing Decision 2012/454/CFSP

Council Implementing Decision 2012/745/CFSP

Council Implementing Decision 2012/809/CFSP

Council Implementing Decision 2013/73/CFSP

Council Implementing Decision 2013/145/CFSP

Council Implementing Decision 2013/219/CFSP

Council Implementing Decision 2014/140/CFSP

Council Implementing Decision 2014/142/CFSP

Council Implementing Decision 2014/701/CFSP

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2015/1332

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2015/2054

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2016/1748

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2017/416

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2018/656

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2019/285

The Afghanistan (Asset-Freezing) Regulations 2011 (SI 2011/18)