Sanctions Profile: Lebanon

At a glance

UN sanctions on Lebanon were first introduced in 2005 by UN Security Council Resolution 1636. They imposed a travel ban and asset freeze on people suspected of being involved in the planning, sponsoring, organising or perpetrating the terrorist bombing in Beirut (14 February 2005) that killed 23 people, including former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri.

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US renews sanctions on Lebanon for 1 year

In 2007, the US adopted Executive Order 13441, which declared a national emergency in respect of Lebanon. The E.O. imposed asset freezing measures on people and entities which “undermine Lebanon’s democratically-elected government or democratic institutions”. President Trump has renewed those sanctions for 1 year by continuing the national emergency as declared. White House statement.

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Lebanese national imprisoned for exporting drone parts to Hizballah

A Lebanese national, Usama Darwich Hamade, has been sentenced to 42 months of imprisonment having pleaded guilty to unlawfully exporting drone parts and technology, for which the ultimate end user was Hizballah, a US-designated foreign terrorist organisation. From 2009 to 2011, Mr Hamade conspired to export US-origin drone equipment, including inertial measurement units, digital compasses, a jet engine, piston engines, …

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UK publishes second set of Brexit regulations on Lebanon

The UK has published the Lebanon (Sanctions) (Assassination of Rafiq Hariri and others) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 (SI 2020/617), pursuant to the Sanctions and Money Laundering Act 2018. Other Lebanon-related regulations were also published last week, see here. The regulations will revoke and replace the EU and related UK legislation to give effect to the UK’s obligations under UN Security …

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UK Brexit regulations on Central African Republic & Lebanon

The UK has published regulations under the Sanctions and Money Laundering Act 2018 on the Central African Republic and Lebanon, which will come into force on “exit day”, which is currently 11pm, 31 December 2020. The regulations will revoke and replace the EU and related UK legislation, which implements the UK’s obligations under the UN Security Council sanctions regimes. See …

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Dept for Intl Trade removes Yemen, Lebanon & Turkey from some OGEL lists

The Department for International Trade and the Export Control Joint Unit have published changes to the list of permitted destinations on a number of open general export licences (OGELS). See Notice. Yemen and Lebanon have been removed as permitted destinations on a number of OGELs. Turkey has been removed from the OGEL (military components) list. The Italian continental shelf has …

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Current Sanctions

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Consolidated - Arms Embargo

Council Regulation (EC) No 1412/2006

Parent Regulation - Arms Embargo

Council Regulation (EC) No 1412/2006

Amended by:

Commission Regulation (EC) No 690/2007

Council Regulation (EU) No 555/2010

Council Regulation (EU) No 517/2013

Common Position - Arms Embargo

Common Position 2006/625/CFSP

Consolidated - Assassination of Former PM Hariri

Council Regulation (EC) No 305/2006

Parent Regulation - Assassination of Former PM Hariri

Council Regulation (EC) No 305/2006

Amended by:

Council Regulation (EC) No 1791/2006

Council Regulation (EU) No 517/2013

Common Position - Assassination of Former PM Hariri

Common Position 2005/888/CFSP

The Lebanon and Syria (Asset Freezing) Regulations 2012 (SI 2012/1517)