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 warns of sanctions following military attack in Libya

The EU’s High Representative Federica Mogherini has expressed concern over the military attack launched by the Libyan National Army on Tripoli and “the involvement of terrorist and criminal elements in the fighting, including individuals listed by the UN Security Council”. The EU has called for “international and regional partners to exert their influence”, indicating that […]

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EU continues sanctions against 3 Libyan individuals for 6 months

The EU has adopted Council Decision (CFSP) 2019/539 which extends its sanctions against Libya in respect of 3 individuals for 6 months until 2 October 2019. The individuals: Agila Gwaider Saleh, Khalifa Ghwell, and Nuri Abu Sahmain will continue to be subject to asset freezes and EU-wide travel bans.

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US continues sanctions on Libya and Cuba

The USA has continued the national emergency relating to Libya which means its sanctions regime in Executive Order 13566 continues. See White House Press Release and Letter. By Proclamation 9699, the USA has also modified and continued its Cuba sanctions by restricting the entry of US-registered vessels into Cuban territorial waters and continuing those sanctions […]

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Cayman judgment on “use” of funds

The Grand Court of the Cayman Islands has held that the exercise of voting rights by the shareholders of an investment fund to change the directors of the fund was not a “use” of shares within the meaning of the UN Libya sanctions regime, nor a “circumvention” of its prohibitions. The court said the provisions […]

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ECJ judgment on Libya sanctions payments

The ECJ has given judgment in a request for a preliminary ruling from the Hungarian courts in proceedings between two Hungarian banks concerning the payment of costs arising in connection with bank guarantees for public service construction works for the Libyan Housing and Infrastructure Board, which was designated under the EU’s Libya sanctions regime between […]

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Current Sanctions

EU

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

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