EU imposes further sanctions over serious violations of human rights in Libya

March 23, 2021
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The Council yesterday decided to impose restrictive measures on eleven individuals and four entities responsible for serious human rights violations and abuses in Libya and various countries around the world. These 15 designations are part of the first broader package of listings under the EU Global Human Rights Sanctions Regime. The sanctions signal the EU’s strong determination to stand up for human rights and to take tangible action against those responsible for violations and abuses.

The violations targeted extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances in Libya.

Under the EU Global Human Rights Sanctions Regime established on 7 December 2020, the listed individuals and entities are subject to an asset freeze in the EU. In addition, listed individuals are subject to a travel ban to the EU. Moreover, persons and entities in the EU are prohibited from making funds available, either directly or indirectly, to those listed.


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