The Yemen (Sanctions) (EU Exit) (No. 2) Regulations 2020 came fully into force on 31 December 2020. They put in place sanctions measures to ensure the UK continues to meet its obligations under the United Nations sanctions regime relating to Yemen, and to promote:
the peace, stability and security of Yemen
the political transition and peaceful resolution of armed conflicts in Yemen
respect for humanitarian assistance activities in Yemen
compliance with the rules of international humanitarian law applicable to the armed conflicts in Yemen
respect for human rights in Yemen
These regulations have replaced, with substantially the same effect, relevant existing EU legislation and related UK regulations.
Those persons who are designated under this regime are included on the UK sanctions list.