28 March 2012
This page provides links to the "terrorist" lists operated by the UK, US, UN and EU. For links to the legislative provisions etc. see Statewatch's comparative overview of the four regimes.
The European Union has incorporated the UN sanctions regime (below) into EU law under Regulation 881/2002 (for more information see "comparative analysis") and designates "Persons, groups and entities involved in terrorist acts" under Common Position 2001/931 and Regulation 2580/2001:
EU list of "Persons, groups and entities involved in terrorist acts" (June 2006)
Update (21 December 2006)
[54 individuals, 50 groups - updated: 21 December 2006]
Note: The list consists of two sections:
2. Groups and entities
(*) Those groups marked with an asterisk are inside the EU and not subject to asset freezing under Regulation 2580/2001.
The United Nations designates "Usama Bin Laden, members of the Al-Qaida organization and the Taliban and other individuals, groups, undertakings and entities associated with them"
UN list of "individuals and entities associated with al-Qaida or the Taliban"
[361 individuals, 125 groups; UN website]
Note: The list consists of five sections:
A. The list of individuals belonging to or associated with the Taliban
B. The list of entities belonging to or associated with the Taliban
C. The list of individuals belonging to or associated with the Al-Qaida organisation
D. The list of entities belonging to or associated with the Al-Qaida organisation
E. Individuals and entities that have been removed from the list pursuant to a decision by the 1267 Committee
The United Kingdom proscribes "international terrorist organisations" under the Terrorism Act 2000 and organisations in Northern Ireland are proscribed under previous emergency legislation:
UK list of "international terrorist organisations"
[44 groups (including 2 proscribed for "glorification") + 14 in Northern ireland; last update: July 2006]
United States of America
The United States proscribes "Foreign Terrorist Organisations" under the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996, designates "organizations and individuals linked to terrorism", whose assets are to be frozen, under Executive Order 13224 and maintains a "Terrorist Exclusion List", under the USA PATRIOT Act 2001, for immigration purposes:
US list of "foreign terrorist organisations"
[42 groups - last update: October 2005; State Department website]
US list of "[Foreign] Persons who commit, threaten to commit, or support terrorism"
[over 350 groups - last update 29 December 2004; State Department website. Note this page only contains the latest additions; a full list is maintained by the US Treasury's Office of Foreign Asset Control. See in particular: Treasury Dept.'s "Terrorism brochure" covering Executive Order 13224]
US "Terrorist Exclusion List"
[59 groups - last update 29 April 2004; State Department website]
US "State Sponsors of Terrorism"
[6 countries - last update August 1993 [removal of Libya pending]; State Department website]
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