Review of five existing UN terrorism listings – public submissions

Media Release

24 September 2014

Members of the public are invited to comment on a review of Australia’s existing listings of five persons associated with terrorism, implemented pursuant to United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolution 1373 (2001).

These persons were listed in November 2011 over their alleged involvement in the attempted murder of the Saudi Arabian Ambassador to the United States. The Government is reviewing these listings to determine whether they should be extended for a further three years.

UNSC resolution 1373 requires all UN Member States to suppress terrorism.  Australia implements these obligations in Part 4 of the Charter of the United Nations Act 1945 (CotUNA) and the Charter of the United Nations (Dealing with Assets) Regulations 2008. These laws make it a criminal offence to use or deal with the assets of, or to make assets available to, listed persons and entities.

Under the CotUNA, listings expire after three years, unless extended by the Minister for Foreign Affairs. The listings of the five persons pursuant to UNSC resolution 1373, are due to expire in November 2014.

Details of persons and entities listed by Australia under resolution 1373 are at:

http://www.dfat.gov.au/international-relations/security/sanctions/Pages/consolidated-list.aspx.

Further information, including details of the listings being reviewed, how to make a submission and the process for a listed person or entity to seek revocation of a listing, is at:

http://www.dfat.gov.au/sanctions/review-un-terrorism-listings.html.

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Last Updated: 24 September 2014