UN Guidance

2023 Fact Sheets on Sanctions Regimes

Sanctions Committees Guidelines

Each sanctions committee establishes guidelines for the conduct of its work, outlining the process for listing, de-listing, updating and reviewing the list, and exceptions and exemptions.

Al-Shabaab (Somalia) Guidelines

CAR Guidelines

DRC Guidelines

Guinea-Bissau Guidelines

Haiti Guidelines

Iraq Guidelines

ISIL (Da’esh) & Al-Qaida Guidelines

Lebanon Guidelines

Libya Guidelines

Mali Guidelines

North Korea Guidelines

South Sudan Guidelines

Sudan Guidelines

Taliban (Afghanistan) Guidelines

Yemen Guidelines

UN Special Rapporteur on Unilateral Coercive Measures

On 26 September 2014, the Human Rights Council adopted Resolution 27/21 and Corr.1 on human rights and unilateral coercive measures, establishing the mandate for the Special Rapporteur on the negative impact of unilateral coercive measures on the enjoyment of human rights.

Special Rapporteur on unilateral coercive measures overview

UN Sanctions Research Platform

Human Rights documents

Guidance Note on Overcompliance with Unilateral Sanctions and its Harmful Effects on Human Rights

Consolidated Documents


Guidance from other International Organisations

International Best Practices – Targeted Financial Sanctions Related to Terrorism and Terrorist Financing, Recommendation 6, Financial Action Task Force (June 2013)

Guidance Paper on the use of Sanctions Clauses 2014, International Chamber of Commerce (August 2014) and Addendum to Guidance Paper (May 2020), International Chamber of Commerce

Best Practices Guide for chairs and members of the United Nations Sanctions Committees, Compliance and Capacity Skills International (CCSI), (December 2020)

ICC (2023), Financial crime risk controls – Dual-use goods and proliferation financing