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AL-QAIDA NETWORK 25/09/15

Addition to the UN LIST

The United Nations Security Council has added four individuals ("the listed persons") to the list of persons associated with Al-Qaida maintained under United Nations Security Council Resolution 1267.  All persons on the UN list are subject to restrictive measures which include targeted financial sanctions. 

 

Further information is available here:

http://www.un.org/press/en/2015/sc12053.doc.htm

 

The listed persons are expected to be added imminently to the list maintained by the European Union under Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002.   Once the addition to the EU list is made, it will be automatically effective in the Bailiwick under the Al-Qaida (Restrictive Measures) (Guernsey) Ordinance, 2013, the Al-Qaida (Restrictive Measures) (Alderney) Ordinance, 2013 and the Al-Qaida (Restrictive Measures) (Sark) Ordinance, 2013.

In the meantime businesses are advised to refrain from making assets of any kind directly or indirectly available to the listed persons, as this would be likely to constitute a terrorist financing offence under sections 8 to 11 of the Terrorism and Crime (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 2002.  Requests to do so may also give rise to knowledge, suspicion or reasonable grounds for knowledge or suspicion that another person is engaged in terrorist financing, in which case a disclosure should be made to the Financial Intelligence Service in the form and manner prescribed by the Terrorism and Crime (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Regulations, 2007, as amended.

Addition to the EU List

Further to a Sanctions Notice issued earlier this month in relation to the addition of one natural person to the UN list, a corresponding change has now been made to the EU list by Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 2015/1517. This change is automatically effective in the Bailiwick under the Ordinances referred to above. The Implementing Regulation is available here: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/1517

 

MEASURES WHICH SHOULD BE TAKEN

 

Businesses must check whether they maintain any accounts or otherwise hold any funds or economic resources for the listed persons or for other person designated under the legislation listed above, and must treat any such accounts, funds or economic resources as frozen with immediate effect if this is not already the case. They must report any findings to the Policy Council immediately. Businesses must also refrain from making any funds or economic resources available directly or indirectly to any listed person unless this is in connection with a transaction that comes within a permitted derogation as determined by the Policy Council.

 

The information referred to above is required by the Policy Council in the exercise of its powers under the Schedule to each of the Ordinances listed above.

 

Any information or queries should be sent to sanctions@gov.gg with the subject line "Al-Qaida".

 

Further information on the effect of asset freezes and related issues including licences is available on the States of Guernsey website at https://gov.gg/sanctions