By Maya Lester KC & Michael O’Kane

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 makes narcotics & counter-terrorism designations

Today, OFAC designated Alex Adrianus Martinus Peijnenburg (Peijnenburg), Martinus Pterus Henri De Koning (De Koning), Matthew Simon Grimm (Grimm), and nine entities for supplying illicit fentanyl and other synthetic drugs through internet cells to US markets. (Press release) It also designated two individuals, Mohamad Irshad Mohamad Haris Nizar and Musab Turkmen, who conducted businesses activities to assist al-Qa’ida financial facilitator Ahmed Luqman …

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OFAC lists international oil smuggling network under terrorism sanctions

OFAC yesterday designated 6 people and 17 entities and blocked 11 vessels that comprise an international oil smuggling network which has facilitated oil trades and generated revenue for Hizballah and the IRGC-QF, pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13224, as amended. Some of those listed are alleged to have been involved in the blending of oil to conceal its Iranian origins. …

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US lists Iranian 15 Khordad Foundation over bounty on Salman Rushdie

On 28 October 2022, OFAC designated Iranian 15 Khordad Foundation, which maintains a bounty on author Salman Rushdie in support of the fatwa calling for his execution issued by former Iranian leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini in 1989. This bounty was increased to a total of $3.3 million in 2012. 15 Khordad Foundation has been listed pursuant to Executive Order 13224 …

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OFAC designates ISIS-Somalia weapons trafficking network

The US yesterday listed 7 people and 1 entity linked to a weapons trafficking network that is closely integrated with the Islamic State in Somalia (ISIS-Somalia), pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13224. The trafficking network operate primarily between Yemen and Somalia and has strong ties to al-Qa’ida in the Arabian Peninsula and al-Shabaab. OFAC Press Release & Notice. Those listed: …

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UK Independent Reviewer report on the Terrorism Acts of 2020

Jonathan Hall QC, the UK’s Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation, released his annual report in April 2022. Notice. In addition to analysis of other terrorism legislation and measures, the report discusses terrorism sanctions in the context of the “fall of the Afghan government” in 2021 and says that: UK government communications concerning humanitarian aid and sanctions on the Taleban (also …

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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

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/235

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/836

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/949

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

Council Decision (CFSP) 2021/1825

Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/240

Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/837

Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/950

Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/1967

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

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/2311

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/117

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/409

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/413

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

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/147

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/1230

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)

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