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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Maltese authorities charge 5 people with violating EU Libya sanctions

5 people have been charged by the Maltese Police Anti-Terrorism Unit for breaching EU sanctions on Libya (Council Regulation (EU) 2016/44): James Fenech, and his employees Bertrand Agius, Konrad Agius, Charles Bugeja, and Michael Cauchi. Via Mr Fenech’s Maltese-registered company, they are alleged to have exported 2 rigid hull inflatable boats without licence authorisation in June 2019 to Libya. The …

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OFAC delists 12 from Kingpin sanctions & updates Libya identifying information

Kingpin Delistings OFAC has removed 5 people, Guatemalan and Colombian nationals, and 7 entities, originating from Colombia, Honduras, the US and the Virgin Islands, from its US Kingpin Act sanctions list, which targets foreign narcotics traffickers. These people/entities will no longer be subject to asset freezing measures. Libya OFAC has also updated the identifying information for 5 Libyans and 1 …

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UN investigating UAE companies for suspected breach of Libya arms embargo

It has been reported that a shipment by 3 UAE-based companies of 11,0000 tonnes of jet fuel, which had a market value of nearly $5m, to eastern Libya is currently under investigation by a UN Panel of Experts. A UN spokesperson said that the shipment of the jet fuel to Benghazi, the headquarters of opposition forces loyal to General Khalifa …

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EU Operation Irini mandate to enforce Libya arms embargo & inspect vessels

We reported last week (27 March 2020) that the EU had launched Operation EUNAVFOR MED IRINI. The EU Council has now adopted Decision (CFSP) 2020/472 which provides that the operation’s primary task is to contribute to the implementation of the UN arms embargo on Libya established by Resolutions 1970 (2011), 2292 (2016) and 2473 (2019) with the use of aerial, …

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EU renews Libya sanctions for 6 months

The EU has adopted Council Decision (CFSP) 2020/458, which renews its sanctions against Libya for 6 months. The measures impose asset freezes and a travel ban against 3 Libyan nationals.

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Current Sanctions

EU UK

Consolidated

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 Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/371

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1292

Council Regulation (EU) 2018/2004

Consolidated

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

The Libya (European Union Financial Sanctions) Regulations 2016 (SI 2016/45)

The Libya (Asset-Freezing) Regulations 2011

The Libya (Asset-Freezing) (Amendment) Regulations 2011

The Libya (Asset-Freezing) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 (SI 2012/56)

The Libya (Financial Sanctions) Order 2011

The Export Control (Libya Sanctions) Order 2016