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.

 

UN listings

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:

 

http://ww.un.org/sc/committees/dfp.shtml

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

Room E.302

King Charles Street

London

SW1A 2AH

Email: sanctions@fco.gov.uk 

 

EU listings

To challenge an EU listing, you should contact the EU directly:

 

Address:

Council of the European Union

General Secretariat

DG C 1C

Rue de la Loi/Wetstraat

175 1048

Bruxelles/Brussel

BELGIQUE/BELGIË

Email: sanctions@consilium.europa.eu

 

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:

 

Address:

The Treasury Solicitor

Government Legal Department

One Kemble Street

London

WC2B 4TS DX

 

 

Mistaken identity

 

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:

 

http://www.financial-ombudsman.org.uk/

Hammad Baig can assist with challenges to Sanctions and Embargoes.