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.
The UK has de-listed former Libyan Prime Minister Baghdadi Al-Mahmoudi. Notice. Mr Al-Mahmoudi was originally sanctioned by the EU in March 2011 for his position in Colonel Qadhafi’s Government and alleged role in the repression of demonstrators. Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 272/2011. He was re-listed under the EU’s single Libya sanctions regulation in January 2016 and his designation was …
Following the judgment of the EU General Court in case T-627/20 (post on judgment here), the EU has removed Libyan Arab African Investment Company – LAAICO (aka LAICO) from its Libya sanctions list (Council Regulation (EU) 2022/2525 & Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/2543)
On 1 December 2022, the UN Security Council Committee concerning Libya granted 6-month humanitarian travel exemptions to UN-listed Safia Farkash Al-Barassi, Aisha Muammar Muhammad Abu Minyar Qadhafi and Mohammed Muammar Qadhafi. Press Release. Travel exemptions have been granted to these individuals on a biannual basis in recent years (see Press Release & previous post, post & post).
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 …
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.