On 23 August, an article from the Atlantic Council asks what do UN sanctions actually mandate concerning the Taliban’s assets?  It says that the Taliban is not specifically listed on any UN sanctions list, but it remains sanctioned nonetheless. It refers to UN Security Council Resolution 1267 of 1999 (targeting the situation in Afghanistan, which was sheltering Usama Bin Laden), and that froze the Taliban’s funds and other financial resources, including money generated from property the group controlled directly or indirectly.  The UN Security Council has not amended the relevant language of this Resolution, which legally binds all Member States, meaning that it remains in force.  Despite the Resolution being split in 2011, creating more targeted sanctions on Al Qaida, but it is argued that restrictions on the Taliban remained in place.

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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