1591 Sanctions List
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By resolution 1591 (2005) the Security Council decided to impose individual targeted sanctions (a travel ban and an assets freeze, on individuals as designated by the Committee). By resolution 2035 (2012), the Council decided that the listing criteria set out in paragraph 3 (c) of resolution 1591 (2005) would also apply to entities.
The 1591 Sanctions List currently contains the names of 4 individuals. The 1591 Sanctions list was last updated on 14 March 2018.
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.
Procedures for Listing
I. Relevant Security Council resolutions / Committee Guidelines
Security Council resolution 1591 (2005): paragraph 3 (c)
Security Council resolution 2035 (2012): paragraph 3
Committee Guidelines: Sections 4 and 5
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 1591 Sanctions List.
III. What should be included in listing requests?
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:
- specific findings and reasoning demonstrating that the listing criteria are met;
- the nature of the supporting evidence (e.g., reports of the Panel of Experts, intelligence, law enforcement, judicial, media, admissions by subject, etc.);
- supporting evidence or documents;
- 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:
- 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, and current location;
- For entities: name, acronyms, address, headquarters, subsidiaries, affiliates, fronts, nature of business or activity, leadership, tax or other identification numbers and other names by which it is known or was formerly known, and website addresses.
IV. How to make the listing request?
Please address the listing requests to:
The Chair of the Committee, His Excellency Mr. Sven Jürgenson (Estonia), through the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Estonia to the United Nations
With copy to:
- The Senior Secretary of the Committee, Mr. Davey McNab (firstname.lastname@example.org)
V. Decision-making of the Committee
In accordance with Section 4 of the Committee Guidelines, the Committee will consider all complete listing requests. If a proposal for listing is not approved within the decision-making period (five working days) the Committee will provide feedback to the submitting State on the status of the request.
If the Committee approves the listing request, the Secretariat shall, after publication but within one week after a name is added to 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 citizen (to the extent this information is known).
Procedures for Delisting
I. Relevant Security Council resolutions /Committee Guidelines
Committee Guidelines: Sections 4 and 7.
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 1591 Sanctions List.
A petitioner seeking to submit a request for delisting can do so either directly to the Focal Point for Delisting through his/her State of residence or citizenship.
A State can decide that as a rule, its citizens 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:
explanation as to why the designation does not or no longer meets the Listing Criteria (through countering the reasons for listing as stated in the publicly releasable statement of case;
- the designee’s current occupation and/or activities, and any other relevant information;
- 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 delisting request 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 official documentation certifying that status. The statement of case supporting the delisting request shall include the following information:
- death certificate or similar official documentation confirming the death whenever possible;
- whether or not any legal beneficiary of the deceased’s estate or any joint owner of his /her assets is on the Sanctions Lists as well.
IV. How to make a delisting request?
The delisting requests can be submitted either to the Committee or through the Focal Point for Delisting.
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:
- 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;
- 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;
- 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.
V. Decision-making of the Committee
In accordance with Section 4 of the Committee Guidelines, the Committee will consider all complete delisting requests.
If the Committee approves the delisting requests, the Secretariat shall, within one week after a name is removed from the Lists, notify the Permanent Mission of the State or States 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).