Guidance

Current list of designated persons, terrorism and terrorist financing

This document provides a current list of designated persons currently subject to financial sanctions for believed involvement in terrorist activity.

Detail

Following the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001, the UN Security Council adopted Resolution 1373 (2001). It denounced terrorism and required member states to deny all forms of financial support for those who participate in terrorist acts; to deny the provision of safe haven, support for terrorists; and to share with other governments information about any groups practising or planning terrorist acts.

The EU adopted Council Regulation (EU) No 2580/2001 to give effect to Resolution 1373 (2001) in the EU. It imposes specific financial sanctions against certain listed targets with a view to combating terrorism. Such targets are included in the UK’s consolidated list under the Terrorist Financing regime.

Part 1 of the Terrorist Asset-Freezing etc. Act 2010 (‘the 2010 Act’) gives effect to Resolution 1373 (2001) in the UK. The 2010 Act provides HM Treasury with powers to freeze the funds and economic resources of those suspected or believed to be involved in terrorist activities and restricts the making available of funds, financial services and economic resources to, or for the benefit of such persons. The 2010 Act also provides for enforcement of Regulation (EU) No 2580/2001.

Current EU regulations

  • 27.09.2016 Council Regulation (EU) No 2016/1710 amending Regulation (EC) No 2580/2001 suspending the EU listing of 1 entity which still remains subject to a UK asset freeze.

  • 22.04.16 Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 2016/620

  • 12.12.2012 Council Implementing Regulation (EC) No 1169/2012 Repealed Regulation 542/2012. Updated the list of persons to whom Article 2(3) of regulation 2580/2001 applies.

  • 27.12.2001 Council Regulation (EC) No 2580/2001 Implemented the measures in UNSCR 1373 (2001) in the EU against certain persons and entities with a view to combating terrorism. Article 2(3) foresees a list of targeted terrorist persons, groups and entities. The list should include persons, groups and entities linked or related to third countries as well as those who otherwise are the focus of the Common Foreign and Security Policy aspects of Council Common Position 2001/931/CFSP. The list would be adopted and amended by the Council.

  • 27.12.2001 Council Common Position 2001/931/CFSP Supported the implementation of the measures in UNSCR 1373 (2001). Reiterated that the provision or collection of funds to be used for terrorist acts should be criminalised, and that consequently, these financial assets or economic resources should be frozen. Established a list of persons, groups and entities involved in acts of terrorism in order to facilitate the co-ordinated action of the Community and the Member States. The list does not cover those persons listed separately in connection with the Al-Qa’ida network and the Taliban in UNSCR 1267 (1999) and 1333 (2000).

Current UK legislation