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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The sanctions comprise a framework to impose targeted asset freezes and travel bans on those threatening the peace, security, or stability of Mali.

The EU implemented UN sanctions in September 2017, by Council Decision (CFSP) 2017/1775 and Council Regulation (EU) 2017/1770.

Summary of Current UN & EU Sanctions:

Targeted

  • Asset freeze
  • Travel ban

Designation Criteria

People and entities designated by the UN Security Council or Mali Sanctions Committee who are responsible for or complicit in, or having engaged in actions and policies that threaten the peace, security, or stability of Mali.

 

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News

EU implements first UN-Mali listings

Last month, the UN Security Council added 3 individuals to its Mali sanctions list: Ahmoudou Ag Asriw, Mahamadou Ag Rhissa, and Mohamed Ousmane Ag Mohamedoune (travel bans only). They were the first designations to be made under the UN’s Mali sanctions (see previous blog). Today (10 January), the EU implemented these listings to its Mali […]

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First UN Mali sanctions listings

Yesterday (20 December), the UN Security Council added 3 individuals to its Mali sanctions list: Ahmoudou Ag Asriw, Mahamadou Ag Rhissa, and Mohamed Ousmane Ag Mohamedoune (travel bans only). These are the first designations to have been made under the UN’s Mali sanctions. See UN Press Release.

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UN renews Mali sanctions for 1 year

Yesterday, the UN Security Council renewed its Mali sanctions (asset freezes and travel bans) until 31 August 2019, by adopting UNSC Resolution 2432 (2018). However, there are no individuals or entities currently designated by the UN Mali Sanctions Committee. See UN press release.

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France to propose first names for UN-Mali sanctions

The UN Security Council held a meeting yesterday on the current situation in Mali, in which French UN ambassador Francois Delattre said (inter alia) that France would be identifying a number of people for UN sanctions (travel ban and/or asset freeze) who have violated or obstructed Mali’s 2015 peace agreement (specifically those that have colluded […]

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Switzerland adopts UN sanctions against Mali

The Swiss Federal Council has transposed into Swiss law the provisions of UN Security Council Resolution 2374 (2017), which orders the freezing of assets and a ban on travel for individuals or entities acting (directly or indirectly) to undermine the peace, security and stability of Mali. Click here for the Swiss press release.

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Current Sanctions

EU UK

Parent Regulation – Council Regulation (EU) 2017/1770

Parent Decision – Council Decision (CFSP) 2017/1775

Amended by:

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2019/29

Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018

Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018 (Commencement No 1) Regulations 2018

Sanctions Review Procedure (EU Exit) Regulations 2018