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Not just for terrorists anymore

The United Nations maintains Narrative Summary pages for a number of sanctions programs. While we have profiled persons on the ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida sanctions list, we will now, from time to time, list ones from the other programs. Below is a list of all the Narrative Summary pages. And […]

July 26, 2014: EU, HMT expand Iraq licensing

Council Regulation (EU) 791/2014 amends the existing licensing: The following restrictions in the Regulation have been amended. These amendments may include a change to the number of the article containing the restriction: Paragraphs 3 and 4 of Article 4 dealing with the freezing of funds and economic resources respectively have […]

Sweden Explains It All: EU Iraq sanctions

Here is the historical background of the EU's sanctions on Iraq: Iraq's invasion of Kuwait in August 1990 and the suspicions that Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction under Saddam Hussein's regime brought about a comprehensive system of international sanctions against Iraq, passed by the UN and the EU. After […]

Word of the Day ISISR

ISISR are the Iraq Stabilization and Insurgency Sanctions Regulations. These are targeted sanctions against Saddam Hussein’s regime, as well as those who have committed, or are considered to pose a risk of committing, an act of violence for the purpose of destabilizing the Iraqi government, or by blocking reconstruction, humanitarian […]

February 21, 2013 HMT Updates

Three updates yesterday from Her Majesty’s Treasury… First, the Iraq sanctions… Council Regulation (EU) No 85/2013 amends Council Regulation (EC) No 1210/2013 to permit transfer of frozen assets to the entity which has succeeded the Development Fund for Iraq set up by the Iraqi government. The notice includes the routing […]