The Northern Ireland Affairs Committee of the UK House of Commons has published a report calling on the government to draw on the £5 million in tax revenue earned from frozen Libyan assets every year pursuant to UN sanctions relating to Libya to compensate victims of IRA bombs made with explosives supplied by the Gaddafi […]
The EU’s High Representative Federica Mogherini has expressed concern over the military attack launched by the Libyan National Army on Tripoli and “the involvement of terrorist and criminal elements in the fighting, including individuals listed by the UN Security Council”. The EU has called for “international and regional partners to exert their influence”, indicating that […]
The EU has adopted Council Decision (CFSP) 2019/539 which extends its sanctions against Libya in respect of 3 individuals for 6 months until 2 October 2019. The individuals: Agila Gwaider Saleh, Khalifa Ghwell, and Nuri Abu Sahmain will continue to be subject to asset freezes and EU-wide travel bans.
The USA has continued the national emergency relating to Libya which means its sanctions regime in Executive Order 13566 continues. See White House Press Release and Letter. By Proclamation 9699, the USA has also modified and continued its Cuba sanctions by restricting the entry of US-registered vessels into Cuban territorial waters and continuing those sanctions […]
The Grand Court of the Cayman Islands has held that the exercise of voting rights by the shareholders of an investment fund to change the directors of the fund was not a “use” of shares within the meaning of the UN Libya sanctions regime, nor a “circumvention” of its prohibitions. The court said the provisions […]