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ISIL (DA'ESH) AND AL-QAIDA NETWORK

A number of changes have been made to the sanctions regimes in place regarding ISIL (Da'esh) and Al-Qaida.

Further to previous Sanctions Notices issued in relation to the addition of five individuals to the list of persons associated with ISIL (Da'esh) and Al-Qaida maintained under United Nations Security Council Resolution 1267,and the removal of one individual from that list, corresponding changes have now been made to the list maintained by the European Union under Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002, by Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 2016/647 and Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 2016/1018. These changes are 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.

The Implementing Regulations are available here: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/647 and      Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/1018.

In addition, the United Nations Security Council has amended the details relating to 8 individuals and 1 entity on the list. These persons are already included on the list maintained by the European Union under Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 as implemented in the Bailiwick under the Ordinances referred to above.

Further information about the amendments is available here: http://www.un.org/press/en/2016/sc12421.doc.htm   and

http://www.un.org/press/en/2016/sc12420.doc.htm

 

MEASURES WHICH SHOULD BE TAKEN

Businesses must check whether they maintain any accounts or otherwise hold any funds or economic resources for the person referred to above or for any 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 and Resources Committee 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 and Resources Committee.

The information referred to above is required by the Policy and Resources Committee 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