The UN imposed an arms embargo on Somalia in 1992, by UN Security Council Resolution 733, which the EU implemented in 2002 by Common Position 2002/960/CFSP and then Council Regulation (EC) No 147/2003. The arms embargo was introduced in response to violent conflict in the country.Show full details
The UN introduced targeted asset freezes and travel bans in 2008 by UN Security Council Resolution 1844, against those seeking to prevent or block a peaceful political process, or those who undermine stability in the region. The EU implemented these measures in 2009, by Common Position 2009/138/CFSP and then Council Regulation (EU) No 356/2010.
In 2012, the UN adopted UN Security Council Resolution 2036, which imposed a ban on the direct or indirect import of charcoal from Somalia (whether or not such charcoal originated in Somalia). The EU implemented that measure in 2012, by Council Regulation (EU) No 642/2012 (which amends Council Regulation (EC) No 147/2003). There are no autonomous EU sanctions on Somalia.
Summary of Current UN Sanctions:
Individuals and entities:
Summary of Current EU Sanctions:
People and entities designated by the UN Sanctions Committee as:
The UK has passed the Sanctions (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, SI 2019/26, which make amendments to a number of EU sanctions regimes to ensure (inter alia) that they continue to apply within the UK after Brexit. The Regulations will come into force on exit day.
Earlier this week (14 November), the UN Security Council adopted UNSC Resolution 2444 (2018), which (inter alia): 1. Lifts the UN arms embargo, travel bans and asset freezes imposed on Eritrea; and 2. Renews the UN arms embargo against Somalia.
In April 2010, the US adopted Executive Order (EO) 13536, which declared a national emergency in respect of Somalia (namely, for the “deterioration of the security situation and the persistence of violence in Somalia, acts of piracy and armed robbery at sea off the coast of Somalia… and violations of the arms embargo imposed by […]
On 8 March 2018, the UN Security Council added 2 people to its Somalia and Eritrea sanctions list, Ahmad Iman Ali and Abdifatah Abubakar Abdi, for alleged links with Al-Shabaab (previous blog here). The EU has implemented those two new entries by adopting Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2018/417 and Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/413.
The UN Security Council has added 2 individuals, Ahmad Iman Ali and Abdifatah Abubakar Abdi, to its Somalia and Eritrea sanctions list – UN press release here and UK OFSI Notice here. The US Department of State has designated those same individuals as Specially Designated Global Terrorists, pursuant to section 1(b) of Executive Order 13224 – […]