Statutory review of UN counter-terrorism listings – public consultation

Media Release

10 June 2016

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade invites members of the public to comment on a review of Australia's existing listings of 43 individuals and entities listed pursuant to United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Resolution 1373 (2001).

UNSC Resolution 1373 requires all UN Member States to prevent and suppress terrorist acts. Australia implements these obligations in Part 4 of the Charter of the United Nations Act 1945 (CotUNA) and theCharter 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, persons and entities listed by the Minister for Foreign Affairs. Under the CotUNA, listings expire after three years, unless extended by the Minister for Foreign Affairs.

This round of public consultations is for a first tranche of 43 listings that are due to expire in November 2016. The Department will undertake further consultations on additional listings later in the year. More information about listings currently under review and how to make a submission are on the DFAT website.

The full list of persons and entities designated for targeted financial sanctions under Australian law, including for resolution 1373 sanctions, are on the DFAT Consolidated List.


Last Updated: 10 June 2016