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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EU updates terrorism sanctions list & designates French national

In December 2001, the EU adopted Council Common Position 2001/931/CFSP, which imposed asset freezing measures against a number of people, groups and entities determined to be “involved in terrorist acts”. The EU has renewed that terrorist sanctions list, on which 14 people and 21 entities are currently listed, and removed Qasem Solemani (deceased) from the list. See Council Implementing Regulation (EU) …

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OFAC lists 2 as Specially Designated Global Terrorists

OFAC has designated Faruq Hamud and ‘Adnan Amin Muhammad al-Rawi as Specially Designated Global Terrorists under E.O. 13224 (terrorism-related sanctions) for providing financial support to ISIS. Mr Hamud operates a branch of the Tawasul hawala in an internally displaced persons camp in Syria, which is said to serve ISIS members and process payments on their behalf. Mr Al-Rawi has been …

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Lebanese national imprisoned for exporting drone parts to Hizballah

A Lebanese national, Usama Darwich Hamade, has been sentenced to 42 months of imprisonment having pleaded guilty to unlawfully exporting drone parts and technology, for which the ultimate end user was Hizballah, a US-designated foreign terrorist organisation. From 2009 to 2011, Mr Hamade conspired to export US-origin drone equipment, including inertial measurement units, digital compasses, a jet engine, piston engines, …

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UNSC designates Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan leader

The UN Security Council has added Noor Wali Mehsud to its ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida sanctions list. He will now be subject to a travel ban, asset freeze and an arms embargo. Mr Wali is the leader of Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan, which has claimed responsibility for “numerous deadly terrorist attacks across Pakistan”, including 2 attacks targeting Pakistani security forces and …

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US & Gulf states sanction 6 ISIS affiliates

The 7 member nations of the Terrorist Financing Targeting Centre (TFTC) have announced the joint designation of 4 entities and 2 people said to be affiliated with ISIS. All 6 have already been designated by OFAC as Specially Designated Global Terrorists under E.O. 13224. The TFTC member states are: the US, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE. 3 …

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Current Sanctions

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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

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

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

Parent - Common Position 2001/931

Council Common Position 2001/931/CFSP

Amended by:

Terrorist Asset-Freezing etc. Act 2010

Terrorist Asset-Freezing etc. Act 2010 (Overseas Territories) (Amendment) Order 2017/157

Terrorist Asset-Freezing etc. Act 2010 (Guernsey) Order 2011/1082

Terrorist Asset-Freezing etc. Act 2010 (Commencement) Order 2011/2835

Terrorist Asset-Freezing etc. Act 2010 (Overseas Territories) Order 2011/750

Terrorist Asset-Freezing etc. Act 2010 (Isle of Man) Order 2011/749

Act of Sederunt (Rules of the Court of Session Amendment No. 6) (Terrorist Asset-Freezing etc. Act 2010) 2010/459 (Scottish SI)

Terrorist Asset-Freezing etc. Act 2010 (Isle of Man) (Revocation) Order SI 2015/1763

ISIL and Al Qaida (Asset Freezing) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 (SI 2016/937)

The Export Control (Al-Qaida and Taliban Sanctions) Regulations 2011 (SI 2011/2649)