CHALLENGING A FINANCIAL, ECONOMIC AND TRADE SANCTIONS & AND EMBARGOES
Those who are subject to financial sanctions can challenge their listing and request their delisting.
The financial sanctions will remain in place while the challenge or request is being considered.
For UN listings, a request should be sent to the UN focal point for delisting.
More information about the focal point is available on the UN’s website:
Alternatively, if you are a UK resident or citizen, you can petition the UK to submit a delisting request to the UN by contacting the FCO’s Sanctions Section:
Address: Sanctions Section
International Organisations Department
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
King Charles Street
To challenge an EU listing, you should contact the EU directly:
Council of the European Union
DG C 1C
Rue de la Loi/Wetstraat
For UK listings under the domestic regimes there are avenues of appeal and judicial review within the specific legislation under which the designation is made.
Legal correspondence should be sent to:
The Treasury Solicitor
Government Legal Department
One Kemble Street
WC2B 4TS DX
If you believe that your assets have been frozen mistakenly, for instance as a result of mistaken identity, you should first contact the institution that froze your assets requesting an explanation, including a request that they identify whom they believe you are a target match for on the consolidated list.
You may be able to refer the matter to the Financial Ombudsman if the institution is covered by this scheme:
Hammad Baig can assist with challenges to Sanctions and Embargoes.