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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Pakistan publishes guidelines to implement UNSC 1267 sanctions

Pakistan has published guidelines to assist domestic authorities to implement UN Security Council Resolution 1267 sanctions, which impose asset freezes, travel bans and an arms embargo on individuals and entities connected to ISIL/Da’esh, Al-Qaida and the Taliban. The guidance helps authorities to meet international standards on the terrorism financing threat set out by the UN […]


UNSC delists one entity from ISIL and Al-Qaida sanctions

 The UN Security Council has removed Djamat Houmat Daawa Salafia (DHDS) from its ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida sanctions list. As a result, the group will no longer be subject to asset freezing measures, travel bans and arms embargo. See UN Press Release.


OFAC designates global ISIS financial network

OFAC has designated 7 individuals and 1 entity pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13224 (asset freezes and travel bans) that form part of the Rawi Network, “a key ISIS financial facilitation group based out of Iraq” which “has used hawalas and money service businesses to circumvent the formal banking sector and move terror funds for […]


OFAC lists Lebanese narcotics trafficker under Kingpin Act

OFAC has designated a Lebanese individual, Kassem Chams and the Chams Money Laundering Organisation as specially designated foreign narcotics traffickers pursuant to the US Kingpin Act (asset freeze). His company, Chams Exchange, a money service business, was also designated.   Chams is described as operating an “international money laundering network” which “launders drug proceeds throughout […]

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US designates IRGC as a foreign terrorist organisation

The US has designated Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), including the Qods Force, as a foreign terrorist organisation (FTO) under Section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, stating: “Iran is not only a State Sponsor of Terrorism, but that the IRGC actively participates in, finances, and promotes terrorism as a tool of statecraft”. […]

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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

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

Parent - Common Position 2001/931

Council Common Position 2001/931/CFSP

Amended by:

Council Decision (CFSP) 2019/25

Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018

Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018 (Commencement No 1) Regulations 2018

Sanctions Review Procedure (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

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

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