Sanctions Profile: Syria

At a glance

In 2005, by UNSC Resolution 1636, the UN Security Council imposed travel bans and asset freezes on people suspected of being involved in the 14 February 2005 terrorist bombing in Beirut, Lebanon, in which Syria was implicated by a UN report. The EU implemented those measures by adopting Council Common Position 2005/888/CFSP and Council Regulation (EC) No 305/2006. See the European Commission’s Guidance and FAQs for further details on these sanctions.

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EU Court upholds Amer Foz’s Syria sanctions listing over links to brother

The General Court has rejected an application by Amer Foz to annul the February 2020 acts adding him to the EU’ Syria sanctions list, and the May 2020 and 2021 acts maintaining his inclusion on the list. T-296/20. The Court said that, in essence, Amer Foz was included and maintained on the sanctions list due to his family business interests …

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UK de-lists 1 from Syria sanctions

Yousef Ismail was removed from the UK’s Syria sanctions list on Friday (13 May 2022). The entry for Mohammad Al-Shaar was also removed and replaced with an alternative Statement of Reasons, and 108 entries were amended. Notice.

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OFAC lists ISIS financial facilitators & issues Syria GL

On 9 May 2022, OFAC designated alleged ISIS financial facilitators Dwi Dahlia Susanti, Rudi Heryadi, Ari Kardian, Muhammad Dandi Adhiguna and Dini Ramadhani, pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13224, as amended. The 5, who operate across Indonesia, Syria and Turkey, are said to have facilitated the travel of ISIS supporters to Syria (and other areas) and conducted financial transfers to …

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EU Syria de-listing

On 04 April 2022 the EU has deleted the following entries from the list set out in Section A (“Persons”) of Annex I to Decision 2013/255/CFSP: (Council Decision & Regulation) 270. Bashar Mohammad Assi 286. Khaldoun Al-Zoubi The de-listing followed the decision of the EU General Court that on 24 November 2021 annulled the 2019 and 2020 acts including/maintaining the …

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EU Syrian sanctions not justified where businessperson shows he is not linked with the regime; Sabra v Council

Mr Sabra has won his application for annulment in Case T-249/20. He was represented by Maya Lester QC & Peters & Peters (both of europeansanctions.com). Judgment here. The General Court held that although he still had some business interests in Syria, the evidence showed that Mr Sabra had rebutted the presumption that he was linked with the Syrian regime; he …

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Current Sanctions

EU UK

Consolidated Regulation

Council Regulation (EU) No 36/2012

Parent Regulation

Council Regulation (EU) No 36/2012

Amended by:

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 55/2012

Council Regulation (EU) No 168/2012

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 266/2012

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 410/2012

Council Regulation (EU) No 509/2012

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2012/544/CFSP

Council Regulation (EU) No 545/2012

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 673/2012

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 742/2012

Council Regulation (EU) No 867/2012

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 944/2012

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1117/2012

Council Regulation (EU) No 325/2013

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 363/2013

Council Regulation (EU) No 517/2013

Council Regulation (EU) No 697/2013

Council Regulation (EU) No 1332/2013

Council Regulation (EU) No 124/2014

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 578/2014

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 693/2014

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 793/2014

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1013/2014

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1105/2014

Council Regulation (EU) No 1323/2014

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/108

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/375

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/780

Council Regulation (EU) 2015/827

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/828

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/961

Council Regulation (EU) 2015/1828

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/2350

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/840

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/1735

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/1893

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/1984

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/1996

Council Regulation (EU) 2016/2137

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/480

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/907

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1241

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1327

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1751

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/282

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/420

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/774

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/85

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/350

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/798

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/211

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/718

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1505

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1649

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/29

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/848

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1983

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/2194

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/237

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/299

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/535

Consolidated

Council Decision 2013/255/CFSP

Parent Decision

Council Decision 2013/255/CFSP

Amended by:

Council Decision 2013/760/CFSP

Council Decision 2014/74/CFSP

Council Decision 2014/309/CFSP

Council Implementing Decision 2014/387/CFSP

Council Implementing Decision 2014/488/CFSP

Council Implementing Decision 2014/678/CFSP

Council Implementing Decision 2014/730/CFSP

Council Decision 2014/901/CFSP

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2015/117

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2015/383

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2015/784

Council Decision (CFSP) 2015/837

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2015/973

Council Decision (CFSP) 2015/1836

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2015/2359

Council Decision (CFSP) 2016/850

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2016/1746

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2016/1897

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2016/1985

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2016/2000

Council Decision (CFSP) 2016/2144

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2017/485

Council Decision (CFSP) 2017/917

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2017/1245

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2017/1341

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2018/284

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2018/421

Council Decision (CFSP) 2018/778

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2019/87

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2019/351

Council Decision (CFSP) 2019/806

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2020/212

Council Decision (CFSP) 2020/719

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2020/1506

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2020/1651

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2021/30

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2021/751

Council Decision (CFSP) 2021/855

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2021/1984

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2021/2199

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2022/242

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2022/306

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2022/539

The Syria (United Nations Sanctions) (Cultural Property) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 (SI 2020/1233)

Syria (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (SI 2019/792)