By Maya Lester KC & Michael O’Kane

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 adopts 10th package of Russia sanctions

The EU has adopted a 10th package of sanctions on Russia. Council Press Release, Press Release & Press Release, European Commission Press Release & Q&A. The legal acts are: Council Regulation (EU) 2023/426; Council Regulation (EU) 2023/427; Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2023/428; Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2023/429; Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2023/430; Council Decision (CFSP) 2023/431; Council Decision (CFSP) 2023/432; …

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UK makes 30 designations under 7 sanctions regimes

To mark International Anti-Corruption Day and Human Rights Day, UK Foreign Secretary James Cleverly has announced the designation of 30 people alleged to be corrupt political figures, human rights violators and perpetrators of conflict-related sexual violence. Those designated are listed below under the relevant sanctions regime. Notice, Notice, Notice, Notice, Notice, Notice & Notice. See also Ministerial Statement & House …

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ECOWAS lifts Mali & Burkina Faso sanctions

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has decided to have lifted certain sanctions on Mali and Burkina Faso in response to the progress made by both countries in the context of political transition. It has also said that sanctions will be imposed on Guinea if it fails to establish an acceptable transition timetable by 1 August 2022. Communiqué. …

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EU lists Malian Prime Minster & 4 others over delayed political transition

The EU Council today announced the designation of 5 people, including members of the Malian Transition Government, said to be responsible for actions that obstruct and undermine the successful completion of Mali’s political transition: Prime Minister Choguel Maïga; Minister for Reconciliation, Colonel-Major Ismaël Wagué; Minister of Refoundation Ibrahim Ikassa Maïga; President of the National Transition Council (CNT) Malick Diaw; and …


ECOWAS imposes further Mali sanctions

On 9 January 2022, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) decided to impose additional restrictions on Mali in response to the ruling junta’s delay of elections until December 2025. Communiqué. See also 12 December 2021 Communiqué. In addition to maintaining current Mali sanctions (see post & post), ECOWAS said that it will: Recall Member States’ Ambassadors to Mali; …


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 Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/156

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2023/428


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

Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/157

Council Decision (CFSP) 2023/431

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

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