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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US seizes 2 websites linked to Kata’ib Hezbollah

The US has taken control of 2 websites, “” and “” that are said to have been unlawfully utilised by Kata’ib Hezbollah, a specially designated national and foreign terrorist organisation. Since the domain names are owned and operated by a US company, Kata’ib Hezbollah was required to obtain a licence from OFAC in order to utilise the domain names. The …


UK Independent Reviewer report on the Terrorism Acts in 2019

The annual report of Jonathan Hall QC, the UK Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation, on the operation of the Terrorism Acts in 2019 has been published. See the 2018 annual report here and previous post. The report notes (inter alia): That the LTTE judgment does not reflect well on the process for proscribing organisations in the UK, in particular the …


HM Treasury TAFA quarterly report – 1 October to 31 December 2020

The UK’s HM Treasury has published its quarterly report, as required under the Terrorist Asset Freezing etc. Act 2010 (TAFA 2010), on the operation of the UK’s counter-terrorist asset freezing regime from 1 October 2020 to 31 December 2020. During this quarter, £9,000 continued to be frozen across 9 accounts under powers contained in TAFA 2010. Under the EU’s counter-terrorism …


US lists 2 ISIS affiliates & their leaders under terrorism sanctions

The US State Department has designated the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria – Democratic Republic of the Congo (ISIS-DRC), which is also known as the Allied Democratic Forces, and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria – Mozambique (ISIS-Mozambique) as foreign terrorist organisations under section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, as amended. Both organisations, as well as …


UNSC removes 2 from terrorism sanctions list

The UN Security Council Committee concerning ISIL (Da’esh) and Al?Qaida has delisted Said ben Abdelhakim ben Omar Al-Cherif, and Emrah Erdogan. They will no longer be subject to an asset freeze, travel ban or arms embargo. The decision was made following delisting requests submitted through the Office of the Ombudsperson. See press release. On 26 February 2021, the EU adopted Commission Implementing …


Current Sanctions


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

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

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

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)