Guidance

Financial sanctions, ISIL (Da'esh) and Al-Qaida organisations

Certain persons and entities associated with the ISIL (Da'esh) and Al-Qaida organisations are subject to financial sanctions.

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UN Security Council Resolution 1267 (1999)

This resolution (and its successor resolutions) requires all member states to take the following action against individuals and organisations associated with ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida, and Usama bin Laden/the Taliban:

  • freeze assets
  • prevent entry into/transit through their territories
  • prevent the direct or indirect supply, sale and transfer of arms and military equipment

UN Security Council Resolution 1988 (2011)

This split the sanctions regime into two groups:

UN Security Resolution 2253 (2015)

This renamed the Al-Qaida Sanctions List, the ‘ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida Sanctions List’. It also ensures that individuals and organisations supporting ISIL (Da’esh) are eligible for listing by the UN (also under EU in Regulation 2016/363).

EU Regulation (2016/1686)

Implemented on 22 September 2016, this permits the EU to make autonomous Al-Qaida and ISIL (Da’esh) listings.

EU autonomous listings are included in the ‘ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida Organisations’ section of the UK’s consolidated list and can be identified by the text ‘EU listing only’ in the ‘Other Information’ field.

EU Regulation (881/2002)

UN measures are implemented in the EU by Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002.

EU Regulations 881/2002 and 2016/1686 are enforced in the UK by the ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida (Asset-Freezing) Regulations 2011 (S.I. 2011/2742 as renamed by S.I. 2016/937).

There are a number of differences between the Al-Qaida and ISIL regimes (see EU Regulations 881/2002 and 2016/1686).

Usama bin Laden

On 21 February 2013, the UN decided to remove Usama bin Laden from their financial sanctions list (following resolutions 1267(1999) and 1989(2011)).

They imposed a separate process for unfreezing funds owned or controlled by Bin Laden (in line with paragraph 32 of UNSCR 2083 (2012).

To implement this, the EU adopted Regulation 596/2013 which:

  • removed Bin Laden from Annex I to EU Regulation 881/2002
  • added him to a separate annex, Annex Ia of the same regulations (Usama Bin Laden is currently the only entry in that Annex)

As part of this change, his funds remain frozen and any attempt to unfreeze these assets requires approval by the UN Security Council’s Sanctions Committee.

However, making funds available to individuals or entities listed in Annex Ia is no longer prohibited.

Current EU regulations

Current UK legislation

  • the Al Qaida (Asset Freezing) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 (S.I. 2016/937). This amended the Al-Qaida (Asset-Freezing) Regulations 2011 (S.I. 2011/2742) to incorporate changes made by EU Regulation 2016/363 (to incorporate changes adopted by UNSCR 2253 (2015), which ensured, amongst other things, that persons or entities supporting ISIL (Da’esh) are eligible for listing by the UN) and EU Regulation 2016/1686 (the EU autonomous listing component)

  • the Al-Qaida (Asset-Freezing) Regulations 2011 is the original enforcement Regulation (this version does not show the amendments made by S.I. 2016/937)

  • the consolidated Regulation (The ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida (Asset-Freezing) Regulations 2011 (S.I. 2011/2742 as renamed by S.I. 2016/937)) that makes provision for enforcing EU Council Regulations 881/2002 and 2016/1686, will be made available on legislation.gov.uk in due course

Published 16 May 2013
Last updated 22 February 2018 + show all updates
  1. Updated with latest HM Treasury notice, 22/02/2018, ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida Oganisations (Reg 2018/256)
  2. Updated with latest HM Treasury notice, 15/01/2018, ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida Oganisations (Reg 2018/50)
  3. Updated with latest HM Treasury notice 11/10/2017 ISIL (Da’esh) and Al Qaida Organisations
  4. Updated with latest HM Treasury notice 02/10/2017 ISIL (Da’esh) and Al Qaida Organisations (Reg 2017/1773)
  5. Updated with latest HM Treasury Notice 18/09/2017, ISIL (Da’esh) and Al Qaida Organisations
  6. Updated with latest HM Treasury notice 04/09/2017 ISIL (Da’esh) and Al Qaida Organisations (Reg 2017/1516).
  7. Updated with latest HM Treasury notice 25/08/2017 ISIL (Da’esh) and Al Qaida Organisations (Reg 2017/1500).
  8. Updated with latest HM Treasury notices 21/08/2017 ISIL (Da’esh) and Al Qaida organisations
  9. Updated due to latest HM Treasury notice 04/08/2017 ISIL (Da’esh) and Al Qaida Organisations (Reg 2017/1411).
  10. Updated with latest HM Treasury notices, 27/07/2017, ISIL (Da'esh) and Al-Qaida organisations (Reg 2017/1390 and 1235)
  11. Updated to correct an error in the current list of designated persons: ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida organisations
  12. Updated with latest HM Treasury notice 24/07/2017 ISIL (Da’esh) and Al Qaida Organisations
  13. Updated with latest HM Treasury notice, 12/07/2017, ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida (Reg 2017/1251)
  14. Updated with latest HM Treasury notice 07/07/2017 ISIL (Da’esh) and Al Qaida Organisations
  15. Updated with Latest HM Treasury notice, 21/06/2017, ISIL (Da'esh) and Al-Qaeda (Reg 2017/1094)
  16. Updated with latest HM Treasury notice 19/06/2017 ISIL (Da’esh) and Al Qaida Organisations
  17. Updated with latest HM Treasury notice 16/06/2017 ISIL (Da’esh) & Al-Qaida Organisations (Reg 2017/998)
  18. Updated with latest HM Treasury Notice, 08/05/2017, ISIL (Da’esh) & Al-Qaida Organisations (Reg 2017/778)
  19. Updated with latest HM Treasury notice, 20/04/2017, The ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida organisations (Reg 2017/700)
  20. Updated with latest HM Treasury Notice, 06/04/2017, ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida Organisations (Reg 2017/637)
  21. Updated with latest HM Treasury Notice, 05/04/2017, ISIL (Da’esh) & Al-Qaida Organisations (Reg 2017/630)
  22. Updated to include: Latest HM Treasury Notice, 28/03/2017, ISIL (Da’esh) & Al-Qaida (Reg 2017/557)
  23. Formatting amendments made to latest notice.
  24. Updated with latest HM Treasury notice, 23/03/2017, ISIL (Da'esh) and Al-Qaida organisations (Reg 2017/494)
  25. Updated with Latest HM Treasury notice, 27/02/2017, ISIL (Da’esh) & Al-Qaida (Reg 2017/326)
  26. Updated with Latest HM Treasury Notice, 22/02/2017, ISIL (Da’esh) & Al-Qaida (Reg 2017/296)
  27. Updated with Latest HM Treasury Notice, 10/02/2017, ISIL (Da’esh) & Al-Qaida (Reg 2017/221)
  28. Updated with HM Treasury notice, 30/01/2017, ISIL (Da’esh) & Al-Qaida (Reg 2017/142)
  29. Updated with: HM Treasury notice, 19/12/2016, Syria (Reg 2016/2262)
  30. Updated with: HM Treasury notice, 31/10/2016, ISIL (Da’esh) & Al-Qaida (Reg 2016/1906)
  31. Updated: 'Current UK legislation' section
  32. Updated the 'Current UK legislation' section
  33. Updated to reflect legislative changes over the past year and clarifying the restrictions on any funds and economic resources of Usama Bin Laden
  34. Updated with: HM Treasury notice, 17/10/2016, ISIL (Da’esh) & Al-Qaida (Reg 2016/1827)
  35. Updated list due to new HM Treasury Notice, 04/10/2016, ISIL (Da’esh) & Al-Qaida (Reg 2016/1739)
  36. Updated: HM Treasury notice, 21/09/2016, ISIL (Da’esh) & Al-Qaida (Reg 2016/1683)
  37. Updated with HM Treasury notice, 14/09/2016, ISIL (Da’esh) & Al-Qaida (Reg 2016/1641)
  38. Updated ISIL (Da-esh) & Al-Qaida organisations (Regulation 2016/1430)
  39. Updated with HM Treasury notice 09/08/2016 ISIL (Da’esh) & Al-Qaida organisations (Regulation 2016/1347)
  40. Updated due to new notice - Al-Qaida (Regulation 2016/1186)
  41. Updated: ISIL (Da-esh) & Al-Qaida organisations (Regulation 2016/1113)
  42. Updated: HM Treasury notice, 06/07/2016 Al-Qaida (Regulation 2016/1063)
  43. Updated with latest HM Treasury notice, 24/06/16 Al-Qaida (Regulation 881/2002)
  44. Updated with 26.04.2016 Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 2016/647
  45. link to EU regulation added on the page itself - no update to notices
  46. Updated due to new notice: (Regulation 2016/473)
  47. change to add the words 'ISIL (Da'esh)' to title and updated regime list to reflect this
  48. Updated with latest notice
  49. New notice added: Al-Qaida (Regulation 2016/294)
  50. Updated with latest notice
  51. Updated with latest notice
  52. Updated list due to notice Al-Qaida (Regulation 2015/2245)
  53. The consolidated list has been updated due to formatting errors found in the last update.
  54. The consolidated list has been updated due to semicolon errors found in the last update (09/10/2015).
  55. Updated due to new notice and list - Al-Qaida (Regulation 2015/1815)
  56. New notice added
  57. New notice added
  58. Updated notice due to new list - Al-Qaida (Reg 2015/1473)
  59. notice Al-Qaida (Reg 2015/1390) added
  60. Updated list - new notice - Al-Qaida (Reg 2015/1390)
  61. Notice 2015/1322 added
  62. Updated list due to notice - Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/769
  63. New notice
  64. updated list due to notice (Reg 2015/576)
  65. Updated list due to notice (Reg 2015/532)
  66. Updated with Al-Qaida (Reg 2015/480)
  67. Updated with latest notice
  68. Updated notice
  69. Updated with new list due to notice Al-Qaida (Reg 2015/64).
  70. Updated to include Latest HM Treasury notice, 02/12/14 Al-Qaida (Reg 1273/2014)
  71. added notice 05/11/14 Al-Qaida (Reg 1193/2014)
  72. Updated with notice Al-Qaida (Reg 1058/2014)
  73. Updated with notice Al-Qaida (Reg 1022/2014).
  74. added notice Al-Qaida (Reg 934/2014) and updated consolidated list
  75. added notice: Al-Qaida (Reg 930/2014)
  76. added notice: Al-Qaida (Reg 914/2014)
  77. added notice: Al-Qaida (Reg 735/2014 )
  78. added notice: Al-Qaida (Reg 630/2014 )
  79. added notice Al-Qaida (Reg 583/2014)
  80. added notice Al-Qaida (Reg 450/2014)
  81. added notice Al-Qaida (Reg 329/2014 ) and updated consolidated list
  82. Added HM Treasury notice Al-Qaida (Reg 16/2014 and Reg 21/2014)
  83. added HM Treasury notice Al-Qaida (Reg 1338/2013)
  84. added HM Treasury notice Al-Qaida (Reg 1267/2013)
  85. added Notice 05/11/2013 Al-Qaida (Reg 1091/2013)
  86. added Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 996/2013
  87. added Al-Qaida (Reg 965/2013)
  88. added Notice 041013 Al-Qaida (Reg 943/2013)
  89. Added Notice Al-Qaida 23/09/2013 (Reg 895/2013)
  90. added Notice Al-Qaida 17/09/13 (Reg 880/2013)
  91. added Notice Al-Qaida 05/09/13s (Reg 852/2013)
  92. added Notice Al-Qaida 03/09/13 (Reg 831/2013)
  93. added latest HM Treasury Notice, 06/08/13 Al-Qaida (Reg 754/2013)
  94. new notice 31/07/13 Al-Qaida (Reg 731/2013)
  95. new notice, new list
  96. new sanctions 11/07/13
  97. new notice, new list
  98. updated lists
  99. First published.