UN, US & EU add 1 person to terrorism sanctions list

TerroristEarlier this week (19 November), the UN Security Council added 1 individual, Hajji ‘Abd al-Nasir, to its ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida sanctions list (UN asset freeze, travel ban and arms embargo imposed). See UN Press Release and Narrative Summary of Reasons for Listing.

Yesterday (20 November), the US implemented this UN listing by designating al-Nasir as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT) pursuant to Executive Order 13224. See OFAC Notice and US Department of State Press Release.

On 22 November, the EU implemented this UN listing, see Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1809.

UN, US & EU add 1 person to Libya sanctions list

UN5Last week (16 November 2018), the UN Security Council added one individual, Salah Badi, to its Libya sanctions list. As a result, he will now be subject to a UN asset freeze and travel ban. See UN Press Release and Narrative Summary of Reasons for Listing.

On 19 November 2018, the US implemented this UN listing by designating Mr Badi pursuant to Executive Order 13726, see OFAC Notice and US Treasury Press Release.

On 29 November 2018, the EU implemented this UN listing, see Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2018/1868 and Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1863.

UN lifts Eritrea sanctions & renews arms embargo on Somalia

UNSCEarlier this week (14 November), the UN Security Council adopted UNSC Resolution 2444 (2018), which (inter alia):

1.      Lifts the UN arms embargo, travel bans and asset freezes imposed on Eritrea; and

2.      Renews the UN arms embargo against Somalia.

UN & EU delist another entity from Iraq sanctions

UN1Yesterday (13 November 2018), the UN Security Council removed another entity from its Iraq sanctions list: Rafidain Company For Building Dams. As a result, it will no longer be subject to UN asset freezing measures. See UN press release.

On 19 November 2018, the EU implemented this delisting, see Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1781.

EU updates vessels listed under N Korea sanctions

EU3In line with the UN Security Council, the EU has updated the information regarding a number of vessels designated under its North Korea sanctions list. See Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2018/1657 and Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1654.

UN & EU delist another entity from Iraq sanctions

UN2Last week (2 November 2018), the UN Security Council removed Maysan Sugar State Enterprise from its Iraq sanctions list (UN asset freeze lifted). See UN press release.

On 8 November 2018, the EU implemented this UN delisting, see Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1661.

UN & EU designate 3 vessels over illicit DPRK ship-to-ship transfers

Oil tanker ship.jpgThe UN Security Council has designated 3 vessels – Shang Yuan Bao, New Regent, and Kum Un San 3 – pursuant to para 12 of UNSC Resolution 2321 (2016) and para 6 of UNSC Resolution 2371 (2017), for engaging in illicit North Korea-related ship-to-ship transfers, “likely for oil”. The vessels will now be subject to de-flagging and a UN-wide port ban. See UN press release.

On 26 October 2018, the EU implemented these UN listings, see Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2018/1613 and Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1606.

UN & EU add Anjem Choudary to terrorism sanctions list

UN4Yesterday, the UN Security Council announced that it has added British national Anjem Choudary to its ISIL (Da’esh) & Al-Qaida sanctions list for “recruiting for” and “otherwise supporting acts or activities of” ISIL (asset freeze, travel ban, and arms embargo imposed). The UN Narrative Summary of Reasons for Listing notes that Mr Choudary was sentenced in the UK (September 2016) for inviting support for ISIL, and that since his conviction and imprisonment, he has not made any statements denouncing his allegiance to and support for ISIL.

On 18 October 2018, the EU implemented this UN listing, see Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1562.