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 renews Bosnia & Herzegovina sanctions & mandate of Operation Irini

On 29 March 2021, the EU adopted Council Decision (CFSP) 2021/543, which renewed its sanctions measures concerning Bosnia and Herzegovina for 1 year until 31 March 2022. No-one is listed under this regime, but it allows the EU to impose targeted measures on those determined to be undermining the sovereignty in Bosnia and Herzegovina, seriously threatening the security situation there, …

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EU de-lists former PM of the Libyan General National Congress

The EU has decided that the designation of Khalifa Ghwell will not be maintained when the EU’s sanctions regime on Libya is renewed on 2 April 2021. Mr Ghwell, who was listed in 2016, is the former Prime Minister and Defence Minister of the General National Congress of Libya, which is not internationally recognised. The press release states that EU …

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UN Panel of Experts criticise effectiveness of Libya arms embargo & sanctions

The UN Panel of Experts on Libya sanctions established pursuant to Security Council resolution 1973 (2011) has published its final report. Amongst other things, the report says that: The arms embargo “remains totally ineffective”, and suggests that member states supporting the conflict show “complete disregard for the sanctions measures”, causing difficulties in the disruption of arms embargo violations; Authorities in …

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Sanctions imposed over Uyghur abuses & other human rights violations

China The UK, the EU and Canada have imposed sanctions (asset freezing measures and travel bans) under their respective global human rights sanctions regimes on 4 senior Chinese officials and a state-run security body for serious human rights violations against Uyghurs and people from other minorities in the Xinjiang region in China. They are alleged to have been responsible for …

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US renews Libya & Cuba sanctions

In 2011, the US adopted Executive Order 13566, which declared a national emergency in respect of Libya. President Biden has renewed those sanctions for 1 year by continuing the national emergency as declared on the grounds that the measures are needed “to protect against the diversion of assets or other abuse by persons hindering Libyan national reconciliation,” including the Qadhafi family …

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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)