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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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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UN Panel of Experts on Mali publishes its mid-term report

The Panel of Experts on Mali, which is tasked with overseeing the implementation of the UN sanctions regime, has submitted its report to the UN Security Council.  It suggests that 2 designated people continued to travel throughout the reporting period in violation of the travel ban imposed under resolution 2374 (2017). Press release here.


UK publishes Mali sanctions guidance

The UK has published guidance relating to the Mali (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations, which comes into force on 11pm on 31 December 2020. The guidance covers best practice for compliance with prohibitions and requirements, the enforcement of regulations, licensing, and circumstances where the regulations do not apply. See here for more guidance on UK sanctions regimes.


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