Sanctions Profile: Iraq

At a glance

UN sanctions on Iraq were first imposed in 1990, by UN Security Council Resolution 661, in response to the invasion of Kuwait by Iraq. The current UN Sanctions Committee and regime on Iraq was established in 2003 as the successor to the 1990 committee, by UN Security Council Resolutions 1483 and 1518.

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US designations for violence against protesters in Iraq & corruption

OFAC has designated 3 people said to be the leaders of Iran-backed militias in Iraq sanctions (E.O. 13818, for involvement in serious human rights abuses. They are: Qais al-Khazali, Laith al-Khazali, and Husayn Falih ‘Aziz al-Lami. The press release states that during protests in Iraqi cities in 2019, the Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq (AAH) militia (led […]

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UNSC & EU – Iraq & ISIS (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida sanctions de-listings

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has removed 2 entities from its Iraq sanctions list: State Organisation for Irrigation Projects and State Organisation for Land Reclamation. They are therefore no longer subject to asset freezing measures. UN Press Release. The EU has aligned with this decision, see Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1853. ISIS (Da’esh) and […]

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OFAC sanctions 4 for serious human rights abuses or corruption in Iraq

OFAC has imposed asset freezes on two militia figures in Iraq, Rayan al-Kildani and Waad Qado, who it says are implicated in serious human rights abuses. al-Kildani is the leader of the 50th Brigade Militia, which OFAC says has systematically looted homes and is reportedly the primary impediment to the return of internally displaced persons […]

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UNSC & EU remove 13 entities from Iraq sanctions lists

The United Nations Security Council has removed 13 entities from the Iraq sanctions list. See here for list. Accordingly, they will no longer be subject to asset freezing measures. In June, 30 Iraqi entities in total were delisted. Today (4 July) the EU aligned with the UNSC’s decision by adopting Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1141.

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UNSC & EU delist 17 entities from Iraq sanctions

The United Nations Security Council has removed 17 entities from the Iraq sanctions list. As a result, they will no longer be subject to asset freezing measures. For the full list, see here. Today (28 June), the EU aligned with this decision and have implemented Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1103.

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Current Sanctions

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Consolidated

Council Regulation (EC) No 1210/2003

Parent Regulation

Council Regulation (EC) No 1210/2003

Amended by:

Council Regulation (EC) No 1799/2003

Commission Regulation (EC) No 2119/2003

Commission Regulation (EC) No 2204/2003

Commission Regulation (EC) No 924/2004

Commission Regulation (EC) No 979/2004

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1086/2004

Council Regulation (EC) No 1412/2004

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1566/2004

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1087/2005

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1286/2005

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1450/2005

Commission Regulation (EC) No 785/2006

Council Regulation (EC) No 1791/2006

Council Regulation (EC) No 195/2008

Council Regulation (EC) No 175/2009

Council Regulation (EU) No 168/2010

Council Regulation (EU) No 131/2011

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 88/2012

Council Regulation (EU) No 85/2013

Council Regulation (EU) No 517/2013

Council Regulation (EU) No 791/2014

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/1398

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/1453

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/1642

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/1695

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/2363

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/44

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/184

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/441

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/2217

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/875

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/979

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1025

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1066

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1124

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1218

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1286

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1476

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1661

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1781

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/23

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/51

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/162

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/432

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/567

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/808

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1103

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1141

Consolidated

Common Position 2003/495/CFSP

Common Position

Common Position 2003/495/CFSP

Amended by:

Common Position 2003/735/CFSP

Common Position 2004/553/CFSP

Common Position 2008/186/CFSP

Common Position 2009/175/CFSP

Council Decision 2010/128/CFSP

Council Decision 2011/100/CFSP

Council Decision 2012/812/CFSP

Council Decision 2014/484/CFSP

Council Regulation (EEC) No 3541/92

The Iraq (Asset Freezing) Regulations 2012 (SI 2012/1489)