Sanctions Profile: Libya

At a glance

UN sanctions on Libya were first imposed in 2011, by UN Security Council Resolution 1970. They originally consisted of an arms embargo, along with targeted travel bans and asset freezes.

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US de-lists 1 from Libya sanctions

The US has removed Rodrick Grech from its Libya sanctions list. Notice. Mr Grech was designated by the US in February 2018 for his alleged involvement in a Libyan oil smuggling network (previous post).


US ends Société Générale sanctions case after DPA

The US District Court for the Southern District of New York has signed an order confirming that the Department of Justice will not proceed with the prosecution of Société Générale SA over violations of US sanctions, including sanctions on Cuba, Iran, Libya and Sudan, because Soc Gen had complied with the conditions of its Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA). As part …

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EU designates Wagner Group & linked people/entities

The EU has imposed sanctions on the Wagner Group, a Russian private military organisation, as well as 8 people and 3 entities for their involvement in serious human rights abuses in, and the destabilisation of, Ukraine, Syria, Libya, the Central African Republic (CAR), Sudan and Mozambique. Press Release. Foreign Affairs Council Outcomes. Listed on the EU’s human rights sanctions list: …

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UNSC grants humanitarian travel exemption to Qadhafi family members

The UN Security Council Committee concerning Libya has granted 6-month humanitarian travel exemptions to the following listed people: Safia Farkash Al-Barassi, Aisha Muammar Muhammad Abu Minyar Qadhafi and Mohammed Muammar Qadhafi. See Press Release. The 3 have been granted travel exemptions previously. See previous post and post. Those identified are permitted to undertake unlimited travel for humanitarian purposes, provided that …


Switzerland tracks EU Syria designations & Libya de-listing

Switzerland has followed the EU by designating 4 Syrian government ministers who were appointed in August 2021: Amr Salem (Minister of Internal Trade and Consumer Protection), Boutros Al-Hallaq (Minister of Information), Mohammad Seifeddine (Minister of Labour and Social Affairs) and Diala Barakat (Minister of State). Press Release & Notice. Previous post for EU listings. Switzerland has also de-listed former Libyan …

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Current Sanctions



Council Regulation (EU) 2016/44

Parent Regulation

Council Regulation (EU) 2016/44

Amended by:

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/466

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/690

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/819

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/1334

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/1687

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/1752

Council Regulation (EU) 2017/488

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/489

Council Regulation (EU) 2017/1325

Council Regulation (EU) 2017/1419

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1423

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1456

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1974

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/2006

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/2260

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/126

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/166

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/200

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/711

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/870

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1073

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1245

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1285

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1863

Council Regulation (EU) 2018/2004

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1292

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/371

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1130

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1309

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1380

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1481

Council Regulation (EU) 2021/1005

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1241

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1909

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1932

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/2192


Council Decision (CFSP) 2015/1333

Parent Decision

Council Decision (CFSP) 2015/1333

Amended by:

Council Decision (CFSP) 2016/478

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2016/694

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2016/816

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2016/1340

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2016/1694

Council Decision (CFSP) 2016/1755

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2017/497

Council Decision (CFSP) 2017/621

Council Decision (CFSP) 2017/1338

Council Decision (CFSP) 2017/1427

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2017/1429

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2017/1458

Council Decision (CFSP) 2017/1776

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2017/1976

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2017/2008

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2017/2265

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2018/132

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2018/167

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2018/203

Council Decision (CFSP) 2018/476

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2018/713

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2018/872

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2018/1086

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2018/1250

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2018/1290

Council Decision (CFSP) 2018/1465

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2018/1868

Council Decision (CFSP) 2018/2012

Council Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/1299

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2020/374

Council Decision (CFSP) 2020/1137

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2020/1310

Council Decision (CFSP) 2020/1385

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2020/1483

Council Decision (CFSP) 2021/1014

Council Decision (CFSP) 2021/1251

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2021/1910

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2021/1942

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2021/2198

The Libya (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 (SI 2020/1665)