The United Nations has imposed sanctions on Libya since 2011, and the European Union has implemented those measures, consisting of an arms embargo, a ban on internal repression equipment, and targeted asset freezes and travel bans on “certain persons and entities involved in serious human rights abuses against persons in Libya”. Some of those people and entities are designated by the UN, and the EU makes its own additions.
The EU last week (21 October 2014) amended its Libya sanctions measures to reflect amendments made by the UN Security Council, by means of Council Decision 2014/727/CFSP, Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1103/2014 and Council Regulation (EU) No 1102/2014. The new measures:
1) Implement in the EU the amendments to the scope of the arms embargo that were made by the UN Security Council on 27 August 2014 (on which see previous blog); and
2) Amend the identifying information relating to 2 people (Mr Dorda and Coloniel Al-Senussi) whose entries were updated by the UN. A Notice in the Official Journal informs them of the possibility of challenging these measures in the General Court of the EU or submitting a request to the United Nations Focal Point or Council of the EU for reconsideration. HM Treasury’s Notice on the amendments relating to these people is here.
All EU sanctions measures relating to Libya are on the ‘sanctions in force’ section of this blog.