28th August 2019
UN Sanctions List
What You Need To Know
What is the UN Sanctions List?
The UN Sanctions List – also known as the United Nations Security Council Consolidated List – includes all the individuals and entities that the organization currently subjects to sanction measures. The sanctions issued by the UN are considered and composed by the Security Council, under the authority of Article 41, Chapter VII of the UN Charter. All sanctions must be accompanied by a Security Council Resolution which establishes the precise measures to be implemented – those measures may include asset freezes and restriction of market access, along with arms embargoes travel restrictions and more.
The United Nations’ sanctions list itself is organized into two sections:
- Entities and groups
Entries in each section are listed alphabetically. Further details relating to the reasons for each sanction listing are available on the website of the corresponding UN sanctions committee responsible for the particular sanctions regime. Enforcement of sanctions and penalties for non-compliance are handled by individual member states, who may impose significant financial penalties on both individuals and entities, along with criminal charges for individuals involved in the breach.
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