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, groups, undertakings and entities on the ISIL (Da'esh) & Al-Qaida Sanctions List.

III. What should be included in listing requests?

Before a Member State proposes a name for inclusion on the ISIL (Da'esh) & Al-Qaida 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 groups, undertakings and/or 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, groups, undertakings 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

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);
  2. For groups: name, short name(s)/acronyms, and other names by which it is known or was formerly known, operational areas, address , organizational linkages, nature of activity, State(s) of main activity, founders and/or leaders.
  3. For 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 standard forms for listing, which it calls upon Members States to use when proposing names to the Committee for inclusion on the ISIL (Da'esh) & Al-Qaida Sanctions List. The Standard Forms are available through the links below.

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


Standard form for individuals


Standard form for groups


Standard form for entities and undertakings

Please address the listing requests to:

  • The Chair of the Committee, Her Excellency Ms. Trine Heimerback, through the Permanent Mission of Norway to the United Nations

With a copy to:

V. Decision-making of the Committee

In accordance with Section 6 of Committee Guidelines, the Committee will consider all complete listing requests. If a proposal for listing is not approved within the decision-making period (normally ten working days, para. 6(n) of the Guidelines) 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 ISIL (Da'esh) & Al-Qaida 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).