By Maya Lester KC & Michael O’Kane

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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EU Court annuls listing of Libyan African Investment Company

The EU General Court on Wednesday (28 September 2022) annulled the 2020 and 2021 acts maintaining the listing of Libyan African Investment Company (LAICO) on the EU’s Libya sanctions list. Case T?627/20. See also the Judgments section of this site. LAICO had originally been designated in 2015 and its designation was maintained in July 2022 (Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2022/1315 …

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OFSI updates Libya sanctions guidance on asset freezes

OFSI yesterday updated its Libya sanctions Guidance to include: amended sections on full and partial asset freezes, the Libyan Investment Authority (LIA) and Libya Africa Investment Portfolio (LAIP) and ownership and control; and a new section on exceptions and licenses. See also the UK Guidance page of this site.

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UK amends Russia & Libya sanctions, de-listing ZAO Interavtomatika

On Friday (16 September 2022), the UK made the following amendments to its Russia sanctions list (Notice): The entry for Arkady Rotenberg was removed and replaced with a different entry for the same person (Mr Rotenberg’s initial listing was added by the EU in July 2014); ZAO Interavtomatika was de-listed; duplicate entries for Leonid Eduardovich Slutsky and Vladimir Abdualievich Vasiliev …

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EU de-lists 1 from Libya sanctions

Mahmoud Mustafa Busayf al-Werfalli has been removed from the EU’s Libya sanctions list following his death. Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2022/1315 & Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/1308. Mr al-Werfalli, a former commander (lieutenant) of the Benghazi-based al-Saiqa Brigade, was originally listed in September 2020 over his alleged involvement in serious human rights abuses, including executions. The statement of reasons for …

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EU General Court upholds Yevgeny Prigozhin Libya listing

The EU General Court has dismissed an application by Yevgeniy Prigozhin to annul the October 2020 and July 2021 acts including and maintaining his designation under the EU’s Libya sanctions regime. Case T?723/20 & Press Release. See previous post. The Court said that the statement of reasons made it possible to identify the reasons for the designation of Mr Prigozhin, …

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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

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 Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/183

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/1308

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/1502

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

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

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2022/189

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2022/1315

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2022/1509

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

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