EU IMPLEMENTS UN AMENDMENTS TO AL-QAIDA LIST

The EU has added The Army Of Emigrants And Supporters to its Al Qaida sanctions list and amended the existing entries for 7 people and 4 entities, in order to implement 4 recent decisions made by the Al Qaida Sanctions Committee of the UN Security Council. The EU implementation of these sanctions imposes an EU-wide asset freeze and prohibition on supplying listed people with technical advice, assistance, or training related to military activities. Among those whose listings have been amended is Ayman al-Zawahiri, whose entry now reflects the death of Osama bin Laden and his rise to become leader of Al-Qaida.

The changes are made by Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/1390 amending Council Regulation (EC) 881/2002. The EU’s notice to The Army of Emigrants And Supporters is here and HM Treasury’s notices are here and here.

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About Maya Lester QC

Maya Lester QC has a wide ranging practice in public law, European law, competition law, international law, human rights & civil liberties. She has a particular expertise in sanctions. As the most recent (2016) Chambers & Partners directory put it, she "owns the world of sanctions". She spent 2011-12 in New York at Columbia Law School lecturing and writing on sanctions. She represents and advises hundreds of companies and individuals before the European and English courts and has acted in most of the leading cases, including Kadi, Tay Za, Central Bank of Iran, NITC and IRISL.

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