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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Former Iranian atomic energy official de-listed following EU Court judgment

The EU has removed former Deputy Head of the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran, Sayed Shamsuddin Borborudi, from its Iran sanctions list following the EU General Court’s June 2021 decision to annul his 2019 designation (previous post). Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1242 and Council Decision (CFSP) 2021/1252. Sanctions against deceased Libyan General Khaled Tohami have also been lifted. Council Implementing …

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EU adds obstructing elections to Libya sanctions criteria

The EU has announced that its criteria for including people and entities on its Libya sanctions list now include “obstructing or undermining the elections planned for in the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum Roadmap”. Council Regulation (EU) 2021/1005 and Council Decision (CFSP) 2021/1014. This aligns with UN Security Council resolution 2571 (2021), which says that people or entities may be designated …

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UNSC Committee concerning Libya grants humanitarian travel exemptions

The UN Security Council Committee concerning Libya has granted humanitarian travel exemptions to the following listed persons, pursuant to paragraph 16(a) of resolution 1970 (2011): Safia Farkash Al-Barassi, Aisha Muammar Muhammad Abu Minyar Qadhafi and Mohammed Muammar Qadhafi. The exemptions allow those identified to undertake unlimited travel for humanitarian purposes for 6 months, provided that they inform the Committee of …

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Sanction regimes renewed, third countries align with EU sanctions & Kingpin Act designations

Over the past month, multiple sanctions regimes have been renewed around the world: The US renewed its regime in respect of Yemen for 1 year by continuing the national emergency as declared; The EU adopted: Council Decision (CFSP) 2021/796, which renewed its cyber-attacks sanctions regime until 18 May 2022; and Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/848 and Council Decision (CFSP) 2021/855, …

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Commission opinion on changing features of frozen assets

The European Commission has published an Opinion (also found on the EU Guidance section of this website) on changing the character and location of assets frozen pursuant to the Libya and Syria sanctions regimes (Council Regulation (EU) 2016/44 and Council Regulation (EU) No 36/2012, respectively). The Commission was asked to respond to 2 questions put forward by national competent authorities …

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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 Regulation (EU) 2021/1005

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1241

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 Decision (CFSP) 2021/1014

Council Decision (CFSP) 2021/1251

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