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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UK updates guidance on terrorism sanctions

OFSI and the Home Office have updated the UK guidance note for NGOs and others on counter-terrorist sanctions and export controls, originally published in 2015 (previous post). You can also find it on the UK guidance and terrorism sections of this site.

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EU & US renew sanctions regimes & third countries align with EU sanctions

In recent weeks, several sanctions regimes have been renewed around the world: The US renewed its regimes in respect of terrorism and foreign interference in US elections for 1 year; and The EU adopted Council Decision (CFSP) 2021/1470, which renewed EU sanctions in respect of the territorial integrity of Ukraine until 15 March 2022 (Press Release). Additionally, third countries have …

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US & Qatar sanction members of Hizballah financial network

In a coordinated action with Qatar, the US Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has designated 7 people and 1 entity as Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGTs), pursuant to Executive Order 13224. They are said to be part of a Hizballah (Hezbollah) financial network based in the Gulf. OFAC Notice and Press Release, State Department Press Release. Those listed: …

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OFAC issues GLs to support humanitarian & other assistance to Afghanistan

The US Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has issued 2 counter terrorism General Licences (GLs) in relation to Afghanistan. Notice and Press Release. GL 14 “Authorising Humanitarian Activities in Afghanistan”, authorises: The US government, NGOs, certain international organisations, and those acting on their behalf, to provide humanitarian assistance or other activities that “support basic human needs” to Afghanistan …

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US lists al-Qa’ida, Hizballah and IRGC-QF supporters

Majdi Salim, Muhammad Nasr al-Din al-Ghazlani, Nurettin Muslihan, Cebrail Guzel and Soner Gurleyen have been listed by the US as Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGT), pursuant to Executive Order 13224. They are said to be al-Qa’ida supporters based in Turkey who provide financial and travel facilitation services to the group. OFAC Press Release, Notice and State Department Press Release. In …

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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

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

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)