Sanctions Profile: Terrorism

At a glance

The UN imposes sanctions targeting terrorism under two regimes, one of which targets terrorist actors and organisations generally, and the other specifically targets ISIL (Da’esh) & Al-Qaida. It imposed its general terrorism sanctions, on all those participating in terrorist acts or supporting terrorists, in September 2001 by UN Security Council Resolution 1373 following the 9/11 attacks on the US.

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OFAC sanctions 3 Specially Designated Global Terrorists

OFAC has designated South Wealth Resources Company (SWRC), Makki Kazim ‘Abd Al Hamid Al Asadi and Muhammed Husayn Salih al-Hasani as Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGTs) pursuant to Executive Order 13224, which imposes asset freezing measures on terrorists and those providing support to terrorism and prohibitions on US and foreign persons on dealing with them. […]


OFAC releases 2018 Terrorist Assets Report

OFAC has published its annual report to Congress on terrorist assets frozen under US sanctions relating to state sponsors of terrorism and organisations engaged in international terrorism. As of 2018, $46,181,775 worth of assets relating to terrorist organisations have been blocked (an increase of approximately $2.8m since 2017). States currently designated as sponsors of terrorism […]


UNSC and EU update ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida and Iraq sanctions lists

ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida The UN Security Council has imposed an asset freeze, travel ban and arms embargo on Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant – Khorasan (ISIL-K). The group was formed by a former Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP) commander, supported by former Taliban faction commanders and has claimed responsibility for attacks in Afghanistan […]

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UK publishes guidance on 4 UK sanctions regimes

The UK has published guidance relating to the following sanctions regimes: ·        ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida (United Nations Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019: Guidance; ·        The Democratic Republic of Congo (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019: Guidance; ·        The Counter-Terrorism (International Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019: Guidance; and ·        Zimbabwe (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019: Guidance. […]

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UN adds leader of JeM to its ISIL and Al-Qaida Sanctions

The UN has added Masood Azhar, the leader of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) to its ISIL and Al-Qaida sanctions list (imposing an asset freeze, travel ban and arms embargo). JeM has been proscribed as a terrorist organisation since 2001, but Mr Azhar’s designation comes as a result of diplomatic efforts from states including India, France and the […]


Current Sanctions


Parent Regulation - ISIL (Da’esh) & Al-Qaida

Council Regulation (EU) 2016/1686

Amended by:

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/281

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/999

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1539

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/270

Parent Decision - ISIL (Da’esh) & Al-Qaida

Council Decision (CFSP) 2016/1693

Amended by:

Council Decision (CFSP) 2017/1560

Council Decision (CFSP) 2018/283

Council Decision (CFSP) 2018/1000

Council Decision (CFSP) 2018/1540

Council Decision (CFSP) 2019/271

Council Decision (CFSP) 2019/25

Parent Regulation - ISIL (Da’esh) & Al-Qaida

Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002

Amended by:

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/733

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/816

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/855

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/888

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1033

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1204

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1494

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1562

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1809

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/257

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/353

Parent Regulation - Regulation 2580/2001

Council Regulation (EC) No 2580/2001

Amended by:

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/24

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/507

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/622

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/791

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/850

Parent - Common Position 2001/931

Council Common Position 2001/931/CFSP

Amended by:

The Counter-Terrorism (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, SI 2019/577

The Counter-Terrorism (International Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, SI 2019/573