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.Subscribe for full access
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.