Guidance

Financial sanctions, Libya

Libya is currently subject to financial sanctions. This document contains a current list of designated persons.

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In 2011 the United Nations, amongst other matters, imposed financial sanctions against designated persons involved in or complicit in ordering, controlling, or otherwise directing, the commission of serious human rights abuses against persons in the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, including by being involved in or complicit in planning, commanding, ordering or conducting attacks, in violation of international law, including aerial bombardments, on civilian populations and facilities; or acting for or on behalf of or at the direction of such persons.

In 2011 the European Union adopted the UN measures and agreed to independently list persons involved in or complicit in ordering, controlling, or otherwise directing, the commission of serious human rights abuses against persons in Libya, including by being involved in or complicit in planning, commanding, ordering or conducting attacks, in violation of international law, including aerial bombardments, on civilian populations and facilities.

On 18 January 2016, the European Union adopted Council Regulation (EU) 2016/44 consolidating the existing restrictive measures into a new Regulation, thus repealing and replacing EU Regulation 204/2011. This was done for clarity, as the original Regulation had been extensively changed to reflect changes to the UN sanctions regime.

Current EU regulations

Current UK regulations

Published 24 April 2013
Last updated 8 December 2017 + full page history
  1. Updated with latest HM Treasury Notice, 08/12/2017, Libya (Reg 2017/2260)
  2. Updated with latest HM Treasury Notice, 09/11/2017, Libya (Reg 2017/2006)
  3. Updated with latest HM Treasury Notice, 31/10/2017, Libya (Reg 2017/1974)
  4. Updated with latest HM Treasury Notice, 11/08/2017, Libya (Reg 2017/1456)
  5. Updated with latest HM Treasury Notice 07/08/2017, Libya (Reg 2017_1423)
  6. Updated with Latest HM Treasury Notice, 03/08/2017, Libya
  7. Updated with latest HM Treasury Notice, 25/07/2017, Libya
  8. Formatting amendments made to latest notice.
  9. Updated with latest HM Treasury notice, 23/03/2017, Libya (Reg 2017/489)
  10. Updated list due to notice - 04/10/2016 Libya (Reg 2016/1752)
  11. Updated: HM Treasury notice, 22/09/2016, Libya (Reg 2016/1687)
  12. Updated with HM Treasury notice, 05/08/2016 Libya (Reg 2016/1334)
  13. Updated with 05.05.2016 Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 2016/690
  14. Updated with latest returns
  15. link to EU regulations added on page itself - no update to notices
  16. Updated pdf for latest notice.
  17. Updated with new notice: (Reg 2016/466)
  18. New notice added - Libya (revocation of general licence)
  19. Page updated to reflect some changes to recently adopted EU Regulation.
  20. Notice 04/08/15 Libya, Amendments to Annex III following Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/1323.
  21. Update to text on page, no changes to lists
  22. Updated list to reflect 2 new notices.
  23. New HMT notice
  24. Updated to include Libya (Judgement of the General Court)
  25. Updated due to notice Libya (Reg 1103/2014)
  26. added notice: Libya (Reg 792/2014)
  27. added notice (Reg 689/2014)
  28. added Notice Libya 300114 (Reg 74/2014)
  29. added link to 20.01.2013 Council Regulation (EU) No 45/2013
  30. First published.