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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UNSC delists 1 person from ISIL & Al-Qaida sanctions

The UN Security Council has removed Ibrahim Mohamed Khalil from its ISIL and Al-Qaida sanctions list, and he will therefore no longer be subject to asset freezing measures, a travel ban or arms embargo. The delisting decision was made following a request submitted through the Office of the Ombudsperson. See UN press release.

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OFSI renews TAFA designation

The UK’s Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (OFSI) has renewed the terrorist designation of Mohammed Fawaz Khaled under the Terrorist Asset-Freezing etc. Act 2010 (TAFA). The Notice says that Mr Khaled was assessed as having left the UK to engage in extremist activities on behalf of ISIL in Syria. He is now believed to be in Turkey.

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Independent Reviewer 2018 report on Terrorism Acts

The annual report of Jonathan Hall QC, the UK Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation, on the operation of the Terrorism Acts in 2018, has been published. The report comments on organisations proscribed in the UK under the Terrorism Act (inter alia raising rule of law concerns also raised by previous reports about the absence of review, the fact that lists …

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US State Dept lists new ISIS leader

The US State Dept has designated Amir Muhammad Sa’id Abdal-Rahman al-Mawla, said to be the new leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT) under Executive Order 13224 (as amended). His aliases are: Hajji Abdallah, ‘Abdul Amir Muhammad Sa’id Salbi, and Abu-‘Umar al-Turkmani. Press release.

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OFAC final rule to revoke Terrorism Sanctions Regulations

OFAC has issued a final rule to remove the Terrorism Sanctions Regulations, 31 CFR part 595 from the Code of Federal Regulations, effective today, 10 March 2020. These regulations were based on the national emergency declared in Executive Order (E.O.) 12947 (prohibiting transactions with terrorists who threaten to disrupt the Middle East Peace Process), which were terminated on 9 September …

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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

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

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

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)