On 27 August 2014 the UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution to expand targeted sanctions on militia groups and their supporters in response to the escalation of hostilities in Libya.
UNSC Resolution 2174 (2014) calls for an immediate ceasefire between all parties to the conflict, and expands the already existing sanctions regime, which permits asset freezes, travel bans, and arms embargos on listed individuals.
The expanded sanctions are intended to target those who lend support to the violent militia groups fueling Libya’s ongoing conflict. The resolution states that sanctions may now also apply to ‘individuals and entities determined by the Committee to be engaging in or providing support for other acts that threaten the peace, stability or security of Libya, or obstruct or undermine the successful completion of its political transition’.
The list of individuals to be subject to these extended sanctions has yet to be determined.