Yemeni politician removed from UN global terrorism blacklist

The UN Security Council’s ISIL and Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee has announced the removal of Mr Naif al-Qaysi, a former governor of the Al Baidha province in Yemen, from the UN Security Council’s global terrorism blacklist.

An application was filed with the UN Office of the Ombudsperson in 2021 by a pro bono international legal team consisting of Dr. Gavin Sullivan (Edinburgh Law School), Dr. Rachel Barnes (Three Raymond Buildings), Maryam Mir (Doughty Street Chambers), with assistance from Ruby Shrimpton (Three Raymond Buildings) and independent Yemeni human rights expert, Baraa Shibaan.

A hearing with the UN Ombudsperson took place in Muscat, Oman in November 2021, following which the UN sanctions committee adopted the Ombudsperson’s delisting recommendation.

Click here to read the U.N. Security Council Press Release.

Click here to read Dr. Gavin Sullivan’s article on the case.

8th March 2022