Sanctions Profile: Mali

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UN sanctions on Mali were first imposed in September 2017, by UN Security Council Resolution 2374.

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UNSC renews Mali sanctions for 1 year

The UN Security Council has adopted Resolution 2541 (2020), which renews until 31 August 2021 its Mali sanctions (asset freeze and travel ban). The mandate of the panel of experts overseeing the sanctions regime has also been extended until 30 September 2021. The sanctions target those alleged to have impeded the implementation of the Agreement of Peace and Reconciliation in …


US renews Mali sanctions for 1 year

In July 2019, the US adopted Executive Order 13882, which declared a national emergency in respect of Mali. The E.O. imposed sanctions on those responsible for actions or policies that threaten the peace, security or stability of Mali, in light of repeated violations of the 2015 Agreement on Peace and Reconciliation. President Trump has extended those sanctions for 1 year …


UK post-Brexit Yemen and Mali sanctions regulations

The UK has published regulations under the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018 on Yemen and Mali, which will come into effect at the end of the Brexit transition period on 31 December 2020 at 11pm. The regulations will revoke and replace the current UK regulations giving effect to UN Security Council Resolutions 2374 (Mali), and 2140 and 2216 (Yemen). …

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UN Panel of Experts reports Mali travel ban violations

The UN Security Council 2374 Committee concerning Mali have expressed concern following findings of travel ban violations in the Panel of Expert’s Midterm report. The report suggests that 4 Malian designated individuals violated travel bans, imposed under resolution 2374 (2017), by travelling to member states including Niger, the Côte d’Ivoire, the UAE, Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia in September and October …


New US Mali sanctions regulations

OFAC has issued the Mali Sanctions Regulations 31 C.F.R. Part 555, which implement Executive Order (E.O.) 13382 of 26 July 2019. The E.O. authorised asset freezes and travel bans against those responsible for or complicit in activities that threaten the peace, security or stability in Mali, following (amongst other things) repeated violations of ceasefire agreements and the expansion of terrorist …


Current Sanctions



Council Regulation (EU) 2017/1770

Parent Regulation

Council Regulation (EU) 2017/1770

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/8

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/116


Council Decision (CFSP) 2017/1775

Parent Decision

Council Decision (CFSP) 2017/1775

Amended by:

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2019/29

Council Implementing Decision 2019/1216

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2020/9

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2020/118

The Republic of Mali (European Union Financial Sanctions) Regulations 2017 (SI 2017/972)