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By resolution 2255 (2015)  , the Security Council imposes individual targeted sanctions (an assets freeze, travel ban and arms embargo) upon individuals and entities designated on the 1988 Sanctions List.

The 1988 Sanctions List currently contains the names of 135 individuals and 5 entities. The List was last updated on 16 February 2017.

In accordance with paragraph 28 of resolution 2255 (2015), the Committee makes accessible a narrative summary of reasons for the listing for individuals, groups, undertakings and entities included in the 1988 Sanctions List.

The Committee works with INTERPOL to produce INTERPOL-United Nations Security Council Special Notices for listed individuals and entities. These notices promote information sharing and implementation of the measures among Member States and include biometric identifiers currently unavailable on the 1988 Sanctions List.

(An unofficial translation of the 1988 Sanctions List into Dari and Pashto as well as of the narrative summaries into Dari and Pashto can be found here).

Procedures for Listing

I. Relevant Security Council resolutions / Committee Guidelines

II. Who is entitled to submit listing requests?

Member States may at any time submit to the Committee listing requests for inclusion of individuals and entities on the 1988 Sanctions List.

III. What should be included in listing requests?

Before a Member State proposes a name for inclusion on the 1988 Sanctions List, it is encouraged, to the extent possible, to approach the State(s) of residence and/or nationality of the individual or entity concerned to seek additional information.

States are advised to submit names as soon as they gather the supporting evidence of actions that meet the listing criteria. When submitting names of entities, States are encouraged, if they deem it appropriate, to propose for listing at the same time the names of the individuals responsible for the decisions of the entity concerned.

Listing requests must contain a detailed statement of case in support of the proposed listing and the specific criteria under which the names of individuals and/or entities are being proposed for designation, including:

  1. specific findings and reasoning demonstrating that the listing criteria are met;
  2. details of any connection with a currently listed individual or entity;
  3. information about any other relevant acts or activities of the individual/entity;
  4. the nature of the supporting evidence (e.g., intelligence, law enforcement, judicial, media, admissions by subject, etc.);
  5. supporting evidence or documents;
  6. details of any connection with a currently listed individual or entity.

To the extent possible, the following specific information should be provided to allow for the positive identification of the individual or entity concerned by competent authorities:

  1. For individuals: family name/surname, given names, other relevant names, date of birth, place of birth, nationality/citizenship, gender, aliases, employment/occupation, residence, addresses, passport or travel document (including date and place of issue as well as expiration date) and national identification numbers, current and previous addresses, website addresses, current location and any biometric information (physical description, photographs, fingerprints) for inclusion in the INTERPOL-United Nations Security Council Special Notice;
  2. For groups, undertakings or entities: name, registered name, short name(s)/acronyms, and other names by which it is known or was formerly known, address, headquarters, branches/subsidiaries, organizational linkages, parent company, nature of business or activity, State(s) of main activity, leadership/management, registration (incorporation) or other identification number, status (e.g. in liquidation, terminated), website addresses.

IV. How to make the listing request?

The Committee has approved a standard form for listing, which it calls upon Members States to use when proposing names to the Committee for inclusion on the 1988 Sanctions List. This Standard Form is available through the links below.

Please note that there are two separate Standard Forms, one for requesting the listing of individuals, and one for requesting the listing of entities.

Standard form for individuals

Standard form for entities 

Explanatory notes for both forms

Please address the listing requests to:

  • The Chair of the Committee, His Excellency Mr. Kairat Umarov, through the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the United Nations, Email address: kazakhstan@un.int

With a copy to:

V. Decision-making of the Committee

In accordance with Section 4 of Committee Guidelines, the Committee will consider all complete listing requests. If a proposal for listing is not approved within the decision-making period (ten working days) the Committee will provide feedback to the submitting State on the status of the request.

On the same day that a name is added to the 1988 Sanctions List, the Committee shall make available on its website a narrative summary of reasons for listing that name.

As soon as the Committee approves a listing request, the Secretariat shall notify the Permanent Mission of the country or countries where the individual or entity is believed to be located and, in the case of individuals, the country of which the person is a national (to the extent this information is known).

For further information, please see the fact sheet on listing.

Procedures for Delisting

I. Relevant Security Council resolutions /Committee Guidelines

II. Who is entitled to submit a delisting request?

Member States may at any time submit to the Committee requests for delisting of individuals and entities inscribed on the 1988 Sanctions List.

A petitioner seeking to submit a request for delisting can do so either directly to the Focal Point for Delisting or through his/her State of residence or nationality.

A State can decide that as a rule, its nationals or residents should address their delisting requests directly to the Focal Point for Delisting.

III. What should be included in a delisting request to the Committee?

Delisting requests should contain the following information:

  1. explanation as to why the designation does not or no longer meets the Listing Criteria (in particular through countering the reasons for listing as stated in the publicly releasable statement of case  for that particular individual or entity);
  2. the petitioner’s current occupation and/or activities, and any other relevant information;
  3. any documentation supporting the request can be referred to and/or attached together with the explanation of its relevance, where appropriate.

For a deceased individual, the petition shall be submitted either directly to the Committee by a State, or through the Focal Point for Delisting by his/her legal beneficiary, together with an official documentation certifying that status. The statement of case supporting the delisting request shall include the following information:

  1. death certificate or similar official documentation confirming the death;
  2. whether or not any legal beneficiary of the deceased’s estate or any joint owner of his /her assets is on the Sanctions Lists.

IV. How to make a delisting request?

For petitioners choosing to submit a petition to the Focal Point for Delisting, the relevant procedure can be accessed here.

If the petitioner submits the petition to the State of residence or nationality, the following procedure should be followed:

  1. The State to which a petition is submitted (the petitioned State) should review all relevant information and then approach bilaterally the designating State(s) to seek additional information and to hold consultations on the delisting request (In cases where listings are made directly by a resolution of the Security Council, the Committee assumes the role of the designating State(s));
  2. The designating State(s) may also request additional information from the petitioner’s State of nationality or residence. The petitioned and the designating State(s) may, as appropriate, consult with the Chair during the course of any such bilateral consultations;
  3. If, after reviewing any additional information, the petitioned State wishes to pursue a delisting request, it should seek to persuade the designating State(s) to submit jointly or separately a request for delisting to the Committee. The petitioned State may, without an accompanying request from the designating State(s), submit a request for delisting to the  Committee;

Please address the de-listing requests to:

  • The Chair of the Committee, His Excellency Mr. Kairat Umarov, through the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the United Nations, Email address: kazakhstan@un.int

With a copy to:

V. Decision-making of the Committee

If the Committee approves the delisting request, the Secretariat shall, within three working days after a name is removed from the List, notify the Permanent Mission of the country or countries where the individual or entity is believed to be located and, in the case of individuals, the country of which the person is a national or resident (to the extent this information is known).

For further information, please see the fact sheet on de-listing.