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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Court of Appeal Cayman Islands Palladyne judgment on UN Libya sanctions

The Court of Appeal of the Cayman Islands has rejected an appeal brought by Palladyne International Asset Management (PIAM) – PIAM v Upper Brook (A) Ltd & Ors (18 November 2019) CICA Appeal No 5 of 2019 (judgment here). The Court of Appeal affirmed the judgment below in holding that the adoption of resolutions to appoint or dismiss directors by …

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A further round of OFAC Magnitsky sanctions – 68 listed this week

Yesterday (11 November), OFAC designated 18 people (17 officials and 1 businessman) located in Burma, Pakistan, Libya, Slovakia, the DRC and South Sudan under the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act (E.O. 13818) for their roles in serious human rights abuses. 6 entities owned/controlled by the businessman are subject to the same E.O.. These designations are in addition to the …

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Third countries align with 7 EU sanctions regimes

In October, the EU adopted: Council Decision (CFSP) 2019/1663, which renewed sanctions against 3 Libyan nationals for 6 months; Council Decision CFSP 2019/1720, which established a new sanctions regime against Nicaragua in view of the recent human rights abuses in the region (see post); Council Decision (CFSP) 2019/1721, and Council Decision (CFSP) 2019/1722, which renewed for 1 year restrictive measures …

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US citizen arrested on charges of conspiracy to export dual-use goods to Libya without a licence

A US citizen was arrested on 29 October on charges of conspiracy to violate and attempted violation of US sanctions and export controls on Libya. Peter Sotis is said to have been the owner of US-based diving company Add Helium, and to have attempted to transfer dual use goods for export to Libya without the required Department of Commerce licence.  …

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UK to de-proscribe Libyan Islamic Fighting Group from terrorism list

The UK’s Home Office has laid an Order before Parliament for final approval of the de-proscription of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group from the UK’s list of organisations proscribed under the Terrorism Act 2000. The organisation was proscribed by the UK in 2005, meaning it was a criminal offence to belong to or invite support for the group. It is …

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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 Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1292

Council Regulation (EU) 2018/2004

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

The Libya (European Union Financial Sanctions) Regulations 2016 (SI 2016/45)

The Libya (Asset-Freezing) Regulations 2011

The Libya (Asset-Freezing) (Amendment) Regulations 2011

The Libya (Asset-Freezing) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 (SI 2012/56)

The Libya (Financial Sanctions) Order 2011

The Export Control (Libya Sanctions) Order 2016