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 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, …


US Treasury amends Libya designations and sanctions notorious organised crime group

On 11 April 2022 OFAC designated the Kinahan Organized Crime Group (KOCG) along with seven of its key members, including its Irish leaders Christopher Vincent Kinahan Senior, Daniel Joseph Kinahan, Christopher Vincent Kinahan Junior, and three associated businesses pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13581, “Blocking Property of Transnational Criminal Organizations,” as amended. OFAC also made changes to its Libya SDN …


Switzerland lists 6 people & 3 entities linked to the Wagner Group

Switzerland has tracked the EU in designating 6 people and 3 entities linked to the Wagner Group, a Russian private military organisation. Those listed were all designated by the EU in December 2021, alongside an additional 2 people and the Wagner Group itself. See previous post. Added to Switzerland’s Russia sanctions list: Dimitriy Valerievich Utkin (Wagner Group founder and commander); …

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US sentences 2 for unlawful exporting of dual-use diving equipment to Libya

Peter Sotis and Emilie Voissem, of South Florida, US, have been sentenced to 57 months’ imprisonment and a split sentence of 5 months’ imprisonment/5 months’ home confinement, respectively, for their role in a scheme to unlawfully export dual-use rebreather diving equipment to Libya. Press Release. In October 2021, they were convicted of conspiracy to violate the International Emergency Economic Powers …


US de-lists 1 from Libya sanctions

The US has removed Rodrick Grech from its Libya sanctions list. Notice. Mr Grech was designated by the US in February 2018 for his alleged involvement in a Libyan oil smuggling network (previous post).


Current Sanctions



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 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

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