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 delists Somali companies from terrorism sanctions

OFAC has delisted the Al-Barakaat Group, a group of Somali-owned companies designated in November 2001 following the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The director of Al-Barakaat, Abdullahi Hussein Kahie, has also been delisted. OFAC Notice. The UN Security Council Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee removed Al-Barakaat from its sanctions list in February 2012 following a delisting request to the UN Ombudsperson. The Al-Barakarat case …

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OFSI renews 3 TAFA designations

The UK’s Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (OFSI) has renewed the designations for three people linked to Hizballah under the Terrorist Asset-Freezing etc. Act 2010. As a result, Hasan Izz-al-Din, Abdelkarim Al-Nasser, and Ibrahim Al-Yacoub continue to be subject to the asset-freezing prohibitions contained in the Act. Notice here.

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UNSC adds 1 person to ISIS/Al-Qaida list

The United Nations Security Council has added Amadou Koufa to its ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida sanctions list. UN Press Release. Mr Koufa is said to be the founder of Katiba Macina, an armed group operating in Mali, which is an alliance of Jama’a Nusrat ul-Islam wa al-Muslimin (JNIM), the Mali-based Al-Qaida branch. Koufa will now be subject to an asset …

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TAFA Quarterly Report July – September 2019

HM Treasury has published a quarterly report on the operation of the UK’s counter-terrorist asset freezing regime from 1 July 2019 to 30 September 2019. As reported in the 1 January to 30 June 2019 quarterly reports (see post), £9k continued to be frozen under the Terrorist Asset-Freezing etc. Act 2010 (TAFA 2010) powers. £18k across 3 accounts and £70k …

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Third countries align with EU Turkey, ISIL (Da’esh) and DRC sanctions

Turkey On 11 November 2019, the Council adopted Decision (CFSP) 2019/1894, which established a sanctions framework to impose targeted sanctions against Turkey in response to unauthorised hydrocarbon exploration and production in the Eastern Mediterranean sea (see post). North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Albania, and Iceland have aligned themselves with this decision. Press release here. ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaeda The Council adopted …

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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

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)