This UN Security Council Resolution created a regime that targets individuals and entities associated with Al Qaida requiring states to freeze the assets of persons designated under that regime. Countries implement these resolutions either directly in their national laws, or in the EU, after the EU issues a regulation. For example, the UK implements UN asset freezes by way of EU Regulation which takes direct effect in the UK. According to the UK National Risk Assessment of Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing of October 2015, it takes three to four weeks on average for the EU to implement UN listings resulting in a delay between the adoption of designations at the UN and their implementation and a possible risk of asset flight.

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