By Maya Lester QC & Michael O’Kane

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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UK Strategic Export Controls Annual Report 2021

The UK government has published its Strategic Export Controls Annual Report 2021, which details strategic export controls policy and export licensing decisions from January to December 2021. See previous post on the 2020 report. The report says that in 2021 ECJU: received 17,095 applications for standard individual export licences (SIELs), 69% of which were processed within 20 working days, compared …

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UK makes Russia & Syria designations

The UK today added 41 people and 1 entity to its Russia sanctions list and 4 people and 1 entity to its Syria sanctions list. Notice, Notice & Press Release. Russia designations Those listed: Vitaly Khotsenko (Prime Minister of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic); Vladislav Kuznetsov (First Deputy Chairman of the so-called Luhansk People’s Republic); Konstantin Chuychenko (Russian Minister of …

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EU imposes sanctions over recruitment of Syrian mercenaries to fight in Ukraine

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OFSI fines Tracerco Limited £15,000 over Syria sanctions violations

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UK announces Russia trusts services ban & makes Russia & Syria designations

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Current Sanctions

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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

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/840

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/1275

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

Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/849

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2022/1277

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

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

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