The European Union has published Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1273/2014, which amends Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 concerning restrictive measures directed against persons and entities associated with the Al-Qaida network and the Taliban.
The new Regulation adds Ansar Al Charia Derna and Ansar Al Charia Benghazi to the list of those subject to asset freezing measures, thereby implementing the additions made by United Nations Sanctions Committee on 19 November 2014.
The EU has also published a notice informing them of their right to submit a request for reconsideration of the decision to the UN Ombudsperson, to request the grounds for their listing from the European Commission, and to challenge the legality of the measures listing them in the European court.
Furthermore, the UK has published a notice stating that Aseel Muthana is a Designated Person for the purpose of the Terrorist Asset Freezing etc. Act 2010 (he was not named previously because he was under the age of 18).
EU counter-terrorist sanctions can be found on the ‘sanctions in force’ section of this blog.