Financial sanctions, Iran (human rights)

Iran is currently subject to UK financial sanctions. This document contains a current list of designated persons relating to human rights violations.



The Iran (Sanctions) (Human Rights) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 ensure sanctions relating to Iran are implemented effectively after the UK leaves the EU.


This sanctions regime is aimed at encouraging the government of Iran to comply with international human rights law and respect human rights.

The Regulations impose asset freezes on those identified, and designated under the Sanctions Act, as being responsible for serious human rights violations in Iran.

The UK also implements a sanctions regime on Iran related to nuclear weapons.

UK regulations

EU regulations (applicable prior to 11:00pm, 31 December, 2020)

Council Regulation (EU) No 359/2011

Find out more about UK sanctions on Iran relating to human rights

Published 12 March 2013
Last updated 31 December 2020 + show all updates
  1. Updated to reflect regime coming into force under the Sanctions Act

  2. Updated with 'Latest HM Treasury, 17/04/2020, Iran (human rights) (correction)'

  3. Updated with 'Latest HM Treasury notice, 09/04/2020, Iran (Human Rights) (Reg 2020/510)'

  4. 'Latest HM Treasury notice, 09/04/2019, Iran (Human Rights)' added.

  5. Updated with latest HM Treasury notice, 13/04/2018, Iran (Human Rights) (Reg 2018/565)

  6. Updated EU regulation links as part of routine site maintenance

  7. Updated with Latest HM Treasury notice, 13/04/2017, Iran (Human Rights) (Reg 2017/685)

  8. Updated due to new notice - Reg 2016/556

  9. new notice

  10. Added notice Iran (Human Rights) (Reg 371/2014) and updated consolidated list

  11. First published.