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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UK publishes Libya sanctions regs & guidance on 11 sanctions regimes

The UK government has published The Libya (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 (SI 2020/1665), which replace the EU sanctions regime relating to Libya. The UK has also issued guidance on the regulations, which includes information on asset freezes, partial asset freezes, interest, oil aboard UN-designated ships, and ownership and control. See explanatory memorandum, and reports under section 2(4) of the …

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UNSC Libya sanctions committee updates guidance on implementing the travel ban

The UN Security Council Committee concerning Libya has updated its implementation assistance notice no. 4 on the travel ban measure to provide guidance to member states in their implementation of travel restrictions under the Libya sanctions regime. The guidance sets out the scope of member states’ obligations, and clarifies that the obligation to prevent listed persons from entering into or …

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Third countries align with EU Libya and Syria sanctions

In October 2020, the EU adopted: Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2020/1483, which added Yevgeniy Prigozhinto its Libya sanctions list for violating the UN arms embargo (see post); and Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2020/1506, which designated 7 newly appointed Syrian ministers (see post). North Macedonia, Montenegro, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway have aligned themselves with both decisions. Ukraine, …

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Third countries align with EU Libya and Iran sanctions

In October 2020, the EU Council adopted Decision (CFSP) 2020/1385 concerning Libya sanctions, which renewed for 6 months the designation of 1 person, and delisted 2 people (see post). In November 2020, the EU Council adopted Decision (CFSP) 2020/1699, which removed the Neda Industrial group from the EU’s Iran sanctions list (see post). North Macedonia, Montenegro, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, …

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UNSC grants humanitarian travel exemption to 3 members of Gaddafi family

The UN Security Council Committee concerning Libya has granted a humanitarian travel exemption, pursuant to paragraph 16(a) of resolution 1970 (2011), from 1 December 2020 to 31 May 2021, to the following people: Safia Farkash Al-Barassi, Aisha Muammar Muhammad Abu Minyar Qadhafi, and Mohammed Muammar Qadhafi. Under the exemption, they may undertake unlimited travel for humanitarian purposes during the above …

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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 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

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

Council Decision (CFSP) 2020/1137

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2020/1310

Council Decision (CFSP) 2020/1385

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