Sanctions Profile: Yemen

At a glance

UN sanctions on Yemen were first imposed in February 2014, by UN Security Council Resolution 2140. The sanctions comprised an asset freeze and travel ban on listed individuals, and also established a sanctions committee to oversee and implement these measures.

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UK stops issuing export licences for military goods that may be used in Yemen conflict

The UK’s Export Control Joint Unit has issued a notice to exporters informing them that, following the Court of Appeal’s judgment in Campaign Against the Arms Trade v Secretary of State for International Trade (see previous blog), it will not be granting any new open general export licences (OGELs) for certain military exports to Saudi […]

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Court says UK arms export licences to Saudi Arabia unlawful

The Court of Appeal has held that the UK government should not have granted export licences for the sale or transfer of arms or military equipment to Saudi Arabia that could be used in the conflict in Yemen – R (on the application of Campaign Against the Arms Trade) v Secretary of State for International […]

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US renews sanctions on Yemen for 1 year

The US is continuing sanctions on Yemen for 1 year by extending the national emergency as declared in Executive Order (E.O.) 13611. This Order imposed asset freezes and travel bans on those responsible for “obstructing the political process in Yemen and blocking implementation of the agreement of November 23, 2011 between the Government of Yemen […]

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US continues Yemen sanctions for 1 year

On 16 May 2012, the US adopted Executive Order 13611, which declared a national emergency with respect to Yemen, and imposed a number of asset freezing measures. Yesterday, President Donald Trump extended those sanctions for 1 year by continuing the national emergency as declared. White House press release here....

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UN Security Council renews Yemen sanctions until 26 Feb. 2019

The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted Resolution 2402 (2018), which renews until 26 February 2019 the arms embargo, travel bans and asset freezes against those “threatening peace and security in Yemen”. UN press release here. An alternate draft resolution, tabled by the UK, was defeated by a vote of 11 in favour to 2 against...

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Current Sanctions

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Consolidated

Council Regulation (EU) No 1352/2014

Parent Regulation

Council Regulation (EU) No 1352/2014

Amended by:

Council Regulation (EU) 2015/878

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/879

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/1920

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/1737

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/628

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/689

Consolidated

Council Decision 2014/932/CFSP

Parent Decision

Council Decision 2014/932/CFSP

Amended by:

Council Decision (CFSP) 2015/882

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2015/1927

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2016/1747

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2017/634

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2018/694

The Yemen (European Union Financial Sanctions) Regulations 2014 (SI 2014/3349)