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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UN designates Ashraf al-Qizani and JAK-T

Ashraf al-Qizani, a Tunisian national said to be a senior member of ISIL, and Jund al-Khilafah in Tunisia (JAK-T), an ISIL affiliate, have been added to the UN’s ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida sanction list. Press Release. Switzerland has also designated Mr al-Qizani and JAK-T. Notice. Mr al-Qizani was designated by the US in December 2020 (see previous post).

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US designates former Maltese officials & al-Qa’ida network in Brazil

On 22 December, the US Department of State announced the listing of former Maltese public officials Konrad Mizzi and Keith Schembri for their involvement in “significant corruption”, including a scheme to award a government construction contract in exchange for bribes. Mr Mizzi, Mr Schembri and their immediate family members have been designated under Section 7031(c) of the Department of State, …

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OFAC issues Afghanistan-related GLs & guidance

Yesterday (22 December 2021), the OFAC issued 3 General Licences (GLs) to facilitate the provision of humanitarian assistance and other support to Afghanistan. The action coincided with the UN Security Council’s adoption of a humanitarian exemption to Taliban-related sanctions (previous post). OFAC Press Release & Notice, State Department Press Release. General Licences GL 17 authorises all transactions and activities involving …

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UNSC adopts humanitarian exemption to Taliban-related sanctions

The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted resolution 2615, which establishes an exemption for humanitarian assistance and other activities that support basic needs in Afghanistan from Taliban-related sanctions imposed pursuant to resolutions 2255 (2015) and 1988 (2011). Press Release. The exemption permits the processing/payment of funds, other financial assets or economic resources, and the provision of goods and services necessary …

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UN designates UPC & ISIL-K leaders

The UN has added Ali Darassa, the founder and leader of the CAR militia Unité pour la Paix en Centrafrique (UPC), to its CAR sanctions list. Press Release. Mr Darassa was listed by the US on 18 December 2021 (previous post). He has also been designated by the UK (Notice) and Switzerland (Notice). Update: Ali Darassa was designated by the …

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Current Sanctions

EU UK

Consolidated - ISIL (Da'esh) & Al-Qaida

Council Regulation (EU) 2016/1686

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

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1717

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1943

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/19

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1128

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1124

Consolidated - ISIL (Da'esh) & Al-Qaida

Council Decision (CFSP) 2016/1693

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

Council Decision (CFSP) 2019/1721

Council Decision (CFSP) 2019/1944

Council Decision (CFSP) 2019/1721

Council Decision (CFSP) 2020/20

Council Decision (CFSP) 2020/1126

Council Decision (CFSP) 2020/1132

Council Decision (CFSP) 2021/142

Council Decision (CFSP) 2021/613

Council Decision (CFSP) 2021/1825

Consolidated - ISIL (Da'esh) & Al-Qaida

Council Regulation (EC) 881/2002

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

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/259

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/288

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/390

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/483

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/706

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1473

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1460

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/2311

Consolidated - Regulation 2850/2001

Council Regulation (EC) 2850/2001

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

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1353

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1731

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/218

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1297

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/138

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1016

Parent - Common Position 2001/931

Council Common Position 2001/931/CFSP

Amended by:

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

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