UN Watchlisting and Due Process


On 3 March 2022, the UN Security Council’s ISIL and Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee removed Mr Naif al-Qaysi of Yemen from their global terrorism blacklist. His delisting followed an application 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 Chambers), Maryam Mir (Doughty Street Chambers), with assistance from Ruby Shrimpton (Three Raymond Buildings) and independent Yemeni human rights expert, Baraa Shibaan.

Global watchlisting practices remain a core focus of the infra-Legalities research project. For full details concerning Mr al-Qaysi’s delisting see the Edinburgh Law School news story on this issue.