Sanctions Profile: Mali

At a glance

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

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EU establishes autonomous Mali sanctions framework

The EU Council has amended its Mali sanctions regime to allow for the imposition of autonomous sanctions. Before this, the EU was only able to implement UN sanctions. The framework authorises the designation of people/entities responsible for or complicit in threatening the peace, security or stability of Mali, or for obstructing or undermining the implementation of its political transition. Those …


Mali sanctions imposed & Guinea sanctions maintained by ECOWAS

Following its 7 November 2021 summit on the situations in Mali and Guinea, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has announced that it will: Impose sanctions (travel ban and asset freeze) on the Malian transition authorities, transition institutions and family members of those identified. Further designations will be proposed at the ECOWAS Ordinary Session on 12 December 2021. …

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ECOWAS announces Guinea & Mali sanctions

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has announced the imposition of travel bans and asset freezes on members of the Guinea junta, who seized power in the 5 September 2021 coup, and members of their families. Extraordinary Summit Communiqué (16 September 2021). ECOWAS has also said that it will sanction those who have had a “negative impact” on …

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UN Panel of Experts on Mali sanctions publishes final report

The UN Panel of Experts on Mali sanctions established pursuant to Security Council resolution 2374 (2017) has published its final report. Amongst other things, the report says that: The Security Council has received the first request for a travel ban exemption under Mali sanctions and there is no evidence of any sanctioned person violating the travel ban since the previous …


US & EU renew sanctions regimes & third countries align with EU sanctions

In recent weeks, multiple sanctions regimes have been renewed around the world: The US renewed its regimes in respect of Hong Kong, Lebanon, Mali and transnational criminal organisations for 1 year by continuing the national emergencies as declared; and The EU adopted Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1188 which renewed the “EU terrorist list” (Press Release), and Council Decision (CFSP) 2021/1144 …

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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 Regulation (EU) 2021/2201


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

Council Decision (CFSP) 2021/2208

The Mali (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020, (SI 2020/705)