List of designated terrorist groups

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This is a list of designated terrorist groups by national governments, former governments, and inter-governmental organizations, where the proscription has a significant effect on the group's activities. Many organizations that are accused of being a terrorist organization deny using terrorism as a military tactic to achieve their goals, and there is no international consensus on the legal definition of terrorism.[1][2] Some organisations have multiple wings or components, one or more of which may be designated as terrorist while others are not.

This listing does not include unaffiliated individuals accused of terrorism, which are considered under lone wolf terrorism. This list also excludes groups which might be widely considered terrorist, but who are not officially so designated according to the criteria specified above.

This list is not all inclusive. For more inclusive lists, including people, entities (corporations), and specific vehicles, refer to lists under Process of designation.

There are near about 210 recognised terrorist organisations.

Organizations currently officially designated as terrorist by various governments[edit]

The list includes references to organisations associated with Al-Qaeda by the United Nations.

Symbol confirmed.svg = officially designated as terrorist

Organization AUS
Australia
ARG
Argentina
CAN
Canada
EGY
Egypt
EU
European Union
IND
India
IRN
Iran
PAK
Pakistan
ISR
Israel
JPN
Japan
KAZ
Kazakhstan
NZL
New Zealand
CHN
China
PHL
Philippines
ROC
Taiwan
ROK
South Korea
RUS
Russia
SAU
Saudi Arabia
TUN
Tunisia
TUR
Turkey
UKR
Ukraine
UAE
United Arab Emirates
UK
United Kingdom
UN
United Nations
USA
United States
VNM
Vietnam
Abdullah Azzam Brigades Symbol confirmed.svg Symbol confirmed.svg[3][4][5] Symbol confirmed.svg[6] Symbol confirmed.svg[7] Symbol confirmed.svg[8]
Abu Nidal Organization Symbol confirmed.svg[9] Symbol confirmed.svg[10] Symbol confirmed.svg[6] Symbol confirmed.svg[8]
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant Abu Sayyaf Symbol confirmed.svg[11] Symbol confirmed.svg[9] Symbol confirmed.svg[12] Symbol confirmed.svg[13] Symbol confirmed.svg[3][4][5] Symbol confirmed.svg[6] Symbol confirmed.svg[7] Symbol confirmed.svg[8]
Aden-Abyan Islamic Army Symbol confirmed.svg[9] Symbol confirmed.svg[6]
Ajnad Misr Symbol confirmed.svg[14] Symbol confirmed.svg[6] Symbol confirmed.svg[15]
Akhil Bharat Nepali Ekta Samaj Symbol confirmed.svg[16]
al-Aqsa Foundation Symbol confirmed.svg[10] Symbol confirmed.svg[citation needed]
al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades Symbol confirmed.svg[9] Symbol confirmed.svg[10] Symbol confirmed.svg Symbol confirmed.svg[8]
Al-Badr Symbol confirmed.svg[16]
al-Jama'a al-Islamiyya Symbol confirmed.svg[9] Symbol confirmed.svg[10] Symbol confirmed.svg[17] Symbol confirmed.svg[3][4][5] Symbol confirmed.svg[6] Symbol confirmed.svg[8]
Al Ghurabaa Symbol confirmed.svg[6]
al-Haramain Foundation Symbol confirmed.svg[18] Symbol confirmed.svg[17] Symbol confirmed.svg[7]
Al-Itihaad al-Islamiya Symbol confirmed.svg[9] Symbol confirmed.svg[6] Symbol confirmed.svg[7]
Al-Mourabitoun Symbol confirmed.svg[11] Symbol confirmed.svg[9] Symbol confirmed.svg[12] Symbol confirmed.svg[19] Symbol confirmed.svg[7] Symbol confirmed.svg[20]
Al-Nusra Front Symbol confirmed.svg[11] Symbol confirmed.svg[9] Symbol confirmed.svg[21] Symbol confirmed.svg[12] Symbol confirmed.svg[17] Symbol confirmed.svg[22] Symbol confirmed.svg[23][24] Symbol confirmed.svg[3][4][5] Symbol confirmed.svg[6] Symbol confirmed.svg[25] Symbol confirmed.svg[26]
al-Qaeda Symbol confirmed.svg[11] Symbol confirmed.svg[9] Symbol confirmed.svg[27] Symbol confirmed.svg[16] Symbol confirmed.svg[28] Symbol confirmed.svg[18] Symbol confirmed.svg[29][30] Symbol confirmed.svg[31][12] Symbol confirmed.svg[32] Symbol confirmed.svg Symbol confirmed.svg[33] Symbol confirmed.svg[34] Symbol confirmed.svg[17] Symbol confirmed.svg[3][4][5] Symbol confirmed.svg[6] Symbol confirmed.svg[35] Symbol confirmed.svg[8]
al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula Symbol confirmed.svg[11] Symbol confirmed.svg[9] Symbol confirmed.svg[36] Symbol confirmed.svg[3][4][5] Symbol confirmed.svg[7] Symbol confirmed.svg[8]
al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent Symbol confirmed.svg[11] Symbol confirmed.svg[9] Symbol confirmed.svg[37] Symbol confirmed.svg[38]
al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb Symbol confirmed.svg[11] Symbol confirmed.svg[9] Symbol confirmed.svg[12] Symbol confirmed.svg[17] Symbol confirmed.svg[3][4][5] Symbol confirmed.svg[7] Symbol confirmed.svg[8]
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant Al-Shabaab Symbol confirmed.svg[11] Symbol confirmed.svg[9] Symbol confirmed.svg Symbol confirmed.svg[3][4][5] Symbol confirmed.svg[6] Symbol confirmed.svg[8]
Takfir wal-Hijra Symbol confirmed.svg[10]
Al-Umar-Mujahideen Symbol confirmed.svg[39]
All Tripura Tiger Force Symbol confirmed.svg[16]
Ansar al-Sharia (Libya) Symbol confirmed.svg[3][4][5] Symbol confirmed.svg[6] Symbol confirmed.svg[7] Symbol confirmed.svg[40]
Ansar al-Sharia (Tunisia) Symbol confirmed.svg[41] Symbol confirmed.svg[3][4][5] Symbol confirmed.svg[6] Symbol confirmed.svg[7] Symbol confirmed.svg[42]
Ansar al-Islam Symbol confirmed.svg[11] Symbol confirmed.svg[9] Symbol confirmed.svg[3][4][5] Symbol confirmed.svg[6] Symbol confirmed.svg[7] Symbol confirmed.svg[8]
Jamaat Ansar al-Sunna Symbol confirmed.svg[6]
Ansar Bait al-Maqdis Symbol confirmed.svg[11] Symbol confirmed.svg[43] Symbol confirmed.svg Symbol confirmed.svg Symbol confirmed.svg[3][5] Symbol confirmed.svg[19] Symbol confirmed.svg[8]
Ansar Dine Symbol confirmed.svg[7] Symbol confirmed.svg[44]
Ansarul Islam Symbol confirmed.svg[45]
Ansaru Symbol confirmed.svg Symbol confirmed.svg[6] Symbol confirmed.svg[7] Symbol confirmed.svg[46]
Armed Islamic Group of Algeria Symbol confirmed.svg[9] Symbol confirmed.svg[6] Symbol confirmed.svg[7]
Army of Islam Symbol confirmed.svg[3][4][5] Symbol confirmed.svg[8]
Army of the Men of the Naqshbandi Order Symbol confirmed.svg[47]
Asa'ib Ahl al-Haq Symbol confirmed.svg[3] Symbol confirmed.svg[48]
Osbat al-Ansar Symbol confirmed.svg[9] Symbol confirmed.svg[17] Symbol confirmed.svg[3][4][5] Symbol confirmed.svg[6] Symbol confirmed.svg[7] Symbol confirmed.svg[8]
Aum Shinrikyo Symbol confirmed.svg[9] Symbol confirmed.svg[49][12] Symbol confirmed.svg[50] Symbol confirmed.svg[8]
Badr Organization Symbol confirmed.svg[3]
Babbar Khalsa International Symbol confirmed.svg[9] Symbol confirmed.svg[10] Symbol confirmed.svg[16] Symbol confirmed.svg[6]
Balochistan Liberation Army Symbol confirmed.svg[51] Symbol confirmed.svg[52] Symbol confirmed.svg[6] Symbol confirmed.svg[53][54]
Blood & Honour Symbol confirmed.svg[55]
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant Boko Haram Symbol confirmed.svg[11] Symbol confirmed.svg[9] Symbol confirmed.svg Symbol confirmed.svg[3][4][5] Symbol confirmed.svg[6] Symbol confirmed.svg[56] Symbol confirmed.svg[46] Symbol confirmed.svg[57] Symbol confirmed.svg[58]
Caucasus Emirate Symbol confirmed.svg[9] Symbol confirmed.svg[12] Symbol confirmed.svg[17] Symbol confirmed.svg[3][4][5] Symbol confirmed.svg[6] Symbol confirmed.svg[59] Symbol confirmed.svg[60]
Combat 18 Symbol confirmed.svg[55]
Committee for Charity and Solidarity with Palestine Symbol confirmed.svg[29]
Communist Party of India (Marxist–Leninist) Symbol confirmed.svg[16]
Communist Party of the Philippines/
New People's Army
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Communist Party of Turkey/Marxist–Leninist Symbol confirmed.svg[62]
Conspiracy of Fire Nuclei Symbol confirmed.svg[63]
Continuity Irish Republican Army Symbol confirmed.svg Symbol confirmed.svg[6] Symbol confirmed.svg[8]
Cumann na mBan Symbol confirmed.svg[6]
Deendar Anjuman Symbol confirmed.svg[16]
Donetsk People's Republic Donetsk People's Republic Symbol confirmed.svg[64]
Dukhtaran-e-Millat Symbol confirmed.svg[16]
East Turkestan Information Center Symbol confirmed.svg[65]
East Turkestan Islamic Party Symbol confirmed.svg[66] Symbol confirmed.svg Symbol confirmed.svg[65] Symbol confirmed.svg Symbol confirmed.svg[67] Symbol confirmed.svg[3][4] Symbol confirmed.svg[6] Symbol confirmed.svg[7] Symbol confirmed.svg[68]
East Turkestan Liberation Organization Symbol confirmed.svg[69] Symbol confirmed.svg[65] Symbol confirmed.svg[70]
Egyptian Islamic Jihad Symbol confirmed.svg[9] Symbol confirmed.svg[17] Symbol confirmed.svg[6] Symbol confirmed.svg[7]
Logo of Euskadi Ta Askatasuna.png ETA Symbol confirmed.svg[9] Symbol confirmed.svg[10] Symbol confirmed.svg Symbol confirmed.svg[6] Symbol confirmed.svg[8]
Fianna Éireann Symbol confirmed.svg[6]
Force 17 Symbol confirmed.svg[29] Symbol confirmed.svg[6]
Great Eastern Islamic Raiders' Front Symbol confirmed.svg[10] Symbol confirmed.svg[62]
Grey Wolves Symbol confirmed.svg[71]
Gülen movement Symbol confirmed.svg[72]
Hamas Symbol confirmed.svg[73] Symbol confirmed.svg[9] Symbol confirmed.svg[74] Symbol confirmed.svg [75] Symbol confirmed.svg[76][77][12] Symbol confirmed.svg Symbol confirmed.svg[78] Symbol confirmed.svg[8]
Hamas – Al-Qassam Brigades Symbol confirmed.svg[11] Symbol confirmed.svg[10] Symbol confirmed.svg[6] Symbol confirmed.svg[79]
Haqqani network Symbol confirmed.svg[9] Symbol confirmed.svg[3][4][5] Symbol confirmed.svg[6] Symbol confirmed.svg[8]
Harakat Hezbollah al-Nujaba Symbol confirmed.svg[80]
Harkat-ul-Jihad al-Islami Symbol confirmed.svg[6] Symbol confirmed.svg[7] Symbol confirmed.svg[8]
Harkat-al-Jihad al-Islami in Bangladesh Symbol confirmed.svg[6] Symbol confirmed.svg[8]
Harkat-ul-Mujahideen Symbol confirmed.svg[9] Symbol confirmed.svg[16] Symbol confirmed.svg[6] Symbol confirmed.svg[7] Symbol confirmed.svg[8]
Harakat-Ul-Mujahideen/Alami Symbol confirmed.svg[6]
Harakat Sham al-Islam Symbol confirmed.svg Symbol confirmed.svg[81]
Hams Movement Symbol confirmed.svg[6] Symbol confirmed.svg[82]
Hezb-e Islami Gulbuddin Symbol confirmed.svg[9] Symbol confirmed.svg[6]
Hezbollah Symbol confirmed.svg[83][84][85] Symbol confirmed.svg[9] Symbol confirmed.svg[86][87] Symbol confirmed.svg Symbol confirmed.svg[12] Symbol confirmed.svg[88] Symbol confirmed.svg[88] Symbol confirmed.svg[8]
Irish Republican Army Symbol confirmed.svg[6]
Kurdish Hezbollah Symbol confirmed.svg[62]
Hezbollah (Military Wing) Symbol confirmed.svg[89] Symbol confirmed.svg Symbol confirmed.svg[88] Symbol confirmed.svg[88] Symbol confirmed.svg[90]
Hezbollah (External Security Organisation) Symbol confirmed.svg[11] Symbol confirmed.svg[9] Symbol confirmed.svg[88] Symbol confirmed.svg[88] Symbol confirmed.svg[6]
Hezbollah Al-Hejaz Symbol confirmed.svg[36] Symbol confirmed.svg[3][4][5]
Hilafet Devleti Symbol confirmed.svg[62]
Hizb ut-Tahrir Symbol confirmed.svg[91] Symbol confirmed.svg[91] Symbol confirmed.svg[18] Symbol confirmed.svg[32] Symbol confirmed.svg [92] Symbol confirmed.svg[17] Symbol confirmed.svg[91] Symbol confirmed.svg[93] Symbol confirmed.svg[94][95]
Hizbul Mujahideen Symbol confirmed.svg[10] Symbol confirmed.svg[16] Symbol confirmed.svg

[96]

Hofstad Network Symbol confirmed.svg[10]
Holy Land Foundation
for Relief and Development
Symbol confirmed.svg[10] Symbol confirmed.svg[29]
Houthis emblem.svg Houthis Symbol confirmed.svg[22] Symbol confirmed.svg[3][4][5]
Indian Mujahideen Symbol confirmed.svg[9] Symbol confirmed.svg[16] Symbol confirmed.svg Symbol confirmed.svg[3][4][5] Symbol confirmed.svg[6] Symbol confirmed.svg[8]
International Sikh Youth Federation Symbol confirmed.svg[9] Symbol confirmed.svg[10] Symbol confirmed.svg[16]
Irish National Liberation Army Symbol confirmed.svg[6]
Irish People's Liberation Organisation Symbol confirmed.svg[6]
Islamic Jihad

Jamaat Mujahideen
Symbol confirmed.svg[17]
Islamic Jihad Union Symbol confirmed.svg[37] Symbol confirmed.svg[97] Symbol confirmed.svg[6] Symbol confirmed.svg[7] Symbol confirmed.svg[8]
Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan Symbol confirmed.svg[11] Symbol confirmed.svg[9] Symbol confirmed.svg[37] Symbol confirmed.svg[12] Symbol confirmed.svg[32] Symbol confirmed.svg[97] Symbol confirmed.svg[17] Symbol confirmed.svg[3][4][5] Symbol confirmed.svg[6] Symbol confirmed.svg[7] Symbol confirmed.svg[8]
International Union of Muslim Scholars Symbol confirmed.svg[98][99] Symbol confirmed.svg[99][98] Symbol confirmed.svg[99][98]
Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps Symbol confirmed.svg[100] Symbol confirmed.svg[101]
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant Symbol confirmed.svg[11] Symbol confirmed.svg[9] Symbol confirmed.svg[102] Symbol confirmed.svg[103] Symbol confirmed.svg[104] Symbol confirmed.svg Symbol confirmed.svg[37] Symbol confirmed.svg[105] Symbol confirmed.svg[106][107][12] Symbol confirmed.svg Symbol confirmed.svg[108] Symbol confirmed.svg[109] Symbol confirmed.svg[110] Symbol confirmed.svg[17] Symbol confirmed.svg[22] Symbol confirmed.svg[111] Symbol confirmed.svg[3][4][5] Symbol confirmed.svg[6] Symbol confirmed.svg[25] Symbol confirmed.svg[8]
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant – Caucasus Province Symbol confirmed.svg[47]
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant – Khorasan Province Symbol confirmed.svg[37] Symbol confirmed.svg[47][112]
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant – Libya Province Symbol confirmed.svg[11] Symbol confirmed.svg[113]
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant – Yemen Province Symbol confirmed.svg[113]
Jaish-e-Mohammed Symbol confirmed.svg[11] Symbol confirmed.svg[9] Symbol confirmed.svg[16] Symbol confirmed.svg[18] Symbol confirmed.svg[3][4][5] Symbol confirmed.svg[6] Symbol confirmed.svg[7] Symbol confirmed.svg[8]
Jaish al-Muhajireen wal-Ansar Symbol confirmed.svg[9] Symbol confirmed.svg[81]
Jamaat al Dawa al Quran Symbol confirmed.svg[114]
Jama'at Nasr al-Islam wal Muslimin Symbol confirmed.svg[115]
Jamaat Ul-Furquan Symbol confirmed.svg[6]
Jamaat-ul-Ahrar Symbol confirmed.svg[37] Symbol confirmed.svg[6] Symbol confirmed.svg[116]
Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh Symbol confirmed.svg[16] Symbol confirmed.svg[6]
Jamiat al-Islah al-Idzhtimai Symbol confirmed.svg[17]
Jamiat ul-Ansar Symbol confirmed.svg[11] Symbol confirmed.svg[18]
Jamiat-e Islami Symbol confirmed.svg[17]
Jemaah Islamiyah Symbol confirmed.svg[11] Symbol confirmed.svg[9] Symbol confirmed.svg[6] Symbol confirmed.svg[7] Symbol confirmed.svg[8]
Jamaah Ansharut Tauhid Symbol confirmed.svg[7] Symbol confirmed.svg[8]
Jund al-Aqsa Symbol confirmed.svg[117] Symbol confirmed.svg[6] Symbol confirmed.svg[118]
Jund al-Khilafah Symbol confirmed.svg[6] Symbol confirmed.svg[47]
Jund al-Sham Symbol confirmed.svg[17]
Jundallah Symbol confirmed.svg[119] Symbol confirmed.svg Symbol confirmed.svg[8]
Kach and Kahane Chai Symbol confirmed.svg[9] Symbol confirmed.svg[29] Symbol confirmed.svg[8]
Kangleipak Communist Party Symbol confirmed.svg[16]
Katibat al-Imam al-Bukhari Symbol confirmed.svg[120]
Kanglei Yawol Kanna Lup Symbol confirmed.svg[16]
Kata'ib Hezbollah Symbol confirmed.svg[3][4][5] Symbol confirmed.svg[8]
Khalistan Commando Force Symbol confirmed.svg[16]
Khalistan Zindabad Force Symbol confirmed.svg[10] Symbol confirmed.svg[16]
Khuddam ul-Islam Symbol confirmed.svg[6]
Komala Symbol confirmed.svg[121][122]
Korean People's Army Symbol confirmed.svg[123]
Flag of Koma Civakên Kurdistanê.svg Kurdistan Communities Union Symbol confirmed.svg[62]
PDK Bakur.png Kurdistan Democratic Party/North Symbol confirmed.svg[62]
Kurdistan Freedom Hawks Symbol confirmed.svg[10] Symbol confirmed.svg[6]
Kurdistan Workers' Party Symbol confirmed.svg[11] Symbol confirmed.svg[9] Symbol confirmed.svg[10] Symbol confirmed.svg[124] Symbol confirmed.svg[125][12] Symbol confirmed.svg[126] Symbol confirmed.svg Symbol confirmed.svg[62] Symbol confirmed.svg[6] Symbol confirmed.svg[8]
Lashkar-e-Taiba Symbol confirmed.svg[11] Symbol confirmed.svg[9] Symbol confirmed.svg[16] Symbol confirmed.svg[18] Symbol confirmed.svg[17] Symbol confirmed.svg[3][4][5] Symbol confirmed.svg[6] Symbol confirmed.svg[7] Symbol confirmed.svg[8]
Lashkar-e-Jhangvi Symbol confirmed.svg[11] Symbol confirmed.svg[9] Symbol confirmed.svg[18] Symbol confirmed.svg[6] Symbol confirmed.svg[7] Symbol confirmed.svg[8]
Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam Symbol confirmed.svg[127] Symbol confirmed.svg[9] Symbol confirmed.svg[10] Symbol confirmed.svg[16] Symbol confirmed.svg[6] Symbol confirmed.svg[8]
Libyan Islamic Fighting Group Symbol confirmed.svg[6] Symbol confirmed.svg[7] Symbol confirmed.svg[8]
Loyalist Volunteer Force Symbol confirmed.svg[6]
Lugansk People's Republic Symbol confirmed.svg[64]
Majelis Mujahidin Indonesia Symbol confirmed.svg[128]
Manipur People’s Liberation Front Symbol confirmed.svg[16]
Maoist Communist Centre of India Symbol confirmed.svg[16]
Marxist–Leninist Communist Party Symbol confirmed.svg[62]
Moroccan Islamic Combatant Group Symbol confirmed.svg[6] Symbol confirmed.svg[7] Symbol confirmed.svg[8]
Movement for Oneness and Jihad in West Africa Symbol confirmed.svg[9] Symbol confirmed.svg[7] Symbol confirmed.svg[8]
Mujahidin Indonesia Timur Symbol confirmed.svg[6] Symbol confirmed.svg[129] Symbol confirmed.svg[47]
Mujahideen Shura Council in the Environs of Jerusalem Symbol confirmed.svg[8]
Muslim Brotherhood Emblem.jpg Muslim Brotherhood Symbol confirmed.svg[130] Symbol confirmed.svg[32] Symbol confirmed.svg[17] Symbol confirmed.svg[22] Symbol confirmed.svg[3][4][5]
National Action Symbol confirmed.svg[6]
National Democratic Front of Bodoland Symbol confirmed.svg[16]
National Liberation Army Symbol confirmed.svg[9] Symbol confirmed.svg[10] Symbol confirmed.svg Symbol confirmed.svg[8]
National Liberation Front of Tripura Symbol confirmed.svg[16]
Orange Volunteers Symbol confirmed.svg[6]
Palestine Liberation Front Symbol confirmed.svg[9] Symbol confirmed.svg[29] Symbol confirmed.svg[8]
Palestinian Islamic Jihad Symbol confirmed.svg[11] Symbol confirmed.svg[9] Symbol confirmed.svg[10] Symbol confirmed.svg Symbol confirmed.svg Symbol confirmed.svg[6] Symbol confirmed.svg[8]
Palestinian Relief Development Fund – Interpal Symbol confirmed.svg[29]
Party of Free Life of Kurdistan Symbol confirmed.svg[131] Symbol confirmed.svg[131]
People's Congress of Ichkeria and Dagestan Symbol confirmed.svg[17]
People's Liberation Army of Manipur Symbol confirmed.svg[16]
People's Mujahedin of Iran Symbol confirmed.svg[132]
People's Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak Symbol confirmed.svg[16]
Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine Symbol confirmed.svg[9] Symbol confirmed.svg[10] Symbol confirmed.svg[8]
Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine – General Command Symbol confirmed.svg[9] Symbol confirmed.svg[10] Symbol confirmed.svg[78] Symbol confirmed.svg[8]
Promised Day Brigade Symbol confirmed.svg[3]
Provisional Irish Republican Army Symbol confirmed.svg[6] Symbol confirmed.svg[133]
Quds Force Symbol confirmed.svg[9] Symbol confirmed.svg[8]
Real Irish Republican Army Symbol confirmed.svg Symbol confirmed.svg[6] Symbol confirmed.svg[8]
Red Hand Commando Symbol confirmed.svg[6]
Red Hand Defenders Symbol confirmed.svg[6]
Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia Symbol confirmed.svg[9] Symbol confirmed.svg Symbol confirmed.svg[8]
Revolutionary Organization 17 November Symbol confirmed.svg[134] Symbol confirmed.svg[8]
Revolutionary Party of Kurdistan Symbol confirmed.svg[62]
Revolutionary People's Liberation Party–Front Symbol confirmed.svg[10] Symbol confirmed.svg[62] Symbol confirmed.svg[6] Symbol confirmed.svg[8]
Revolutionary Struggle Symbol confirmed.svg[8]
Saor Éire Symbol confirmed.svg[6]
The Saved Sect Symbol confirmed.svg[6]
Tevhid-Selam (Al-Quds Army) Symbol confirmed.svg[62]
Saraya al-Ashtar Symbol confirmed.svg[135]
Saraya al-Mukhtar Symbol confirmed.svg[136] Symbol confirmed.svg[136] Symbol confirmed.svg[136]
Shining Path[137] Symbol confirmed.svg[9] Symbol confirmed.svg[10] Symbol confirmed.svg[8]
Shura Council of Benghazi Revolutionaries[138] Symbol confirmed.svg[138] Symbol confirmed.svg[138] Symbol confirmed.svg[138]
Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan Symbol confirmed.svg[18] Symbol confirmed.svg[6]
Society of the Revival of Islamic Heritage Symbol confirmed.svg[17] Symbol confirmed.svg[7]
Stichting Al Aqsa Symbol confirmed.svg[10]
Students Islamic Movement of India Symbol confirmed.svg[16]
Supreme Military Majlis ul-Shura of the United Mujahideen Forces of Caucasus Symbol confirmed.svg[17]
Tahrir al-Sham Symbol confirmed.svg[139]
Taliban Symbol confirmed.svg[9] Symbol confirmed.svg[12] Symbol confirmed.svg[32] Symbol confirmed.svg Symbol confirmed.svg[17] Symbol confirmed.svg[3][4][5]
Tehreek-e-Nafaz-e-Shariat-e-Mohammadi Symbol confirmed.svg[18] Symbol confirmed.svg[6]
Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan Symbol confirmed.svg[9] Symbol confirmed.svg[18] Symbol confirmed.svg[3][4][5] Symbol confirmed.svg[6] Symbol confirmed.svg[7] Symbol confirmed.svg[8]
Tamil Nadu Liberation Army Symbol confirmed.svg[16]
Tamil National Retrieval Troops Symbol confirmed.svg[16]
Tanzim Symbol confirmed.svg[29]
South Vietnam Third Republic of Vietnam Symbol confirmed.svg
Ulster Defence Association Symbol confirmed.svg[6] Symbol confirmed.svg[140]
Ulster Volunteer Force Symbol confirmed.svg[6] Symbol confirmed.svg[140]
United Liberation Front of Assam Symbol confirmed.svg[16]
United National Liberation Front Symbol confirmed.svg[16]
United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia Symbol confirmed.svg[9] Symbol confirmed.svg[8]
United States Central Command Symbol confirmed.svg[141]
Vanguards of Conquest Symbol confirmed.svg[9]
Việt Tân Symbol confirmed.svg[142]
Workers' Party of Korea Symbol confirmed.svg[143] Symbol confirmed.svg[144] Symbol confirmed.svg[123] Symbol confirmed.svg [145] Symbol confirmed.svg[146]
World Tamil Movement Symbol confirmed.svg[9]
World Uygur Youth Congress Symbol confirmed.svg[65]
Yarmouk Martyrs Brigade Symbol confirmed.svg[147]

Organizations officially designated as terrorist in the past[edit]

Below is the list of organizations that have officially been designated as terrorist in the past, by the respective parties, but have since been delisted.

Organization EU
European Union
RSA
South Africa
UK
United Kingdom
US
United States
IND
India
African National Congress 16 December 1961- 11 February 1990[148] August 1988[149] – 2008[150][151]
Aum Shinrikyo ? – 18 July 2011[10][152]
United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia ? – 18 July 2011[10][152] 2001-2014[8]
Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine 10 August 1997 – 10 August 1999[8]
Fatah
Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council 16 November 2000[153] – 2011[16][154]
Kach and Kahane Chai ? – 12 July 2010[155][156]
Japanese Red Army 8 October 1997 – 8 October 2001[157]
Cambodia Khmer Rouge 8 October 1997 – 8 October 1999[157]
Manuel Rodríguez Patriotic Front 8 October 1997 – 8 October 1999[157]
People's Mujahedin of Iran May 2002 – 26 January 2009[158] 28 March 2001 – 24 June 2008[158] 8 July 1997 – 28 September 2012[8]
National Council of Resistance of Iran 15 August 2003[159] – 28 September 2012
Palestine Liberation Front ? – 12 July 2010[155][156]
State of Palestine Palestine Liberation Organization 1988[160] – 1991[161]
Revolutionary Nuclei 10 August 1997 – 18 May 2009[157]
Túpac Amaru Revolutionary Movement 10 August 1997 – 8 October 2001[157]
Red Brigades August 1970 – ?[157]
Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia 2001 – 13 November 2017[162]
Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) ? – 6 September 2012[163]

Process of designation[edit]

Among the countries that publish a list of designated terrorist organizations, some have a clear established procedure for listing and delisting, and some are opaque. The Berghof Foundation argues that opaque delisting conditions reduce the incentive for the organization to abandon terrorism, while fuelling radicalism.[164]

Australia[edit]

Since 2002, the Australian Government maintains a list of terrorist organizations under the Security Legislation Amendment (Terrorism) Act 2002.[11] Listing, de-listing and re-listing follows a protocol[11] that mainly involves the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation and the Attorney-General's Department.[165]

Canada[edit]

Since December 18, 2001, section 83.05 of the Canadian Criminal Code allows the Governor in Council to maintain a list of entities that are engaged in terrorism, facilitating it, or acting on behalf of such an entity.[166]

Entities are reviewed by the Minister and the Chief Justice of the Federal Court, and finally published in the Canada Gazette.[166] The list is also published on the website of Public Safety Canada.[167]

European Union[edit]

The European Union has two lists of designated terrorist organisations that provide for different sanctions for the two groups.[168] The first list is copied from the United Nations, and the second is an autonomous list.[169]

Autonomous list[edit]

All other designated organizations.

  • the freezing of all funds, other financial assets and economic resources.
  • a ban on directly or indirectly making funds, other financial assets and economic resources available.

It is important to note that sanctions are only applicable to EU-external groups regardless of designation. For example, 47 groups are listed as terrorist organizations in the EU but sanctions are only applied to 27 of these. Member States do have an obligation to assist each other in preventing and combating terrorist acts but this is the only action that follows from the designation of an EU-internal organization.

  • European Union list of terrorist groups and individuals, 25 June 2012.[170]

Listing process[edit]

New organizations are added to the autonomous list following this process:[169]

  1. "Designation": Member states and third party states tips about an organization. This state must have solid evidence and must the tip must be sent by the national authority.
  2. Scrutinity: The Presidency, or a delegation, gathers basic information, and might require more information from the tipping state.
  3. Consultations: Information is shared with other member states for discussion. Everything is still confidential. 15 days after, delegates of the states meet as the CP 931 Working Party, Europol is sometimes invited too.
  4. Recommendation: The CP 931 Working Party prepares the listing decision.
  5. Decision by EU Council: The council adopts the list. The decision must be unanimous, which means that every state has a veto right.
  6. Official Publishing: In the EU Official Journal
  7. Notification and Statement of Reason: The council secretariat notifies each designated organization via mail, together with instructions on how to get the decision to be reconsidered.

Delisting process[edit]

The EU has similar process to review the list, and to remove organizations for the list.[169]

India[edit]

Under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, the Ministry of Home Affairs maintains a list of banned organizations: List of organisations banned by the Government of India.[16]

Korea[edit]

Myanmar[edit]

In Myanmar (formerly Burma), the Anti-Terrorism Central Committee is responsible for designating terrorist organisations in accordance with the country's counter-terrorism law. Designations must be approved by the union government before being official.[171] The only group on Myanmar's terror list is the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army, declared on 25 August 2017 in accordance with the counter-terrorism law.[172]

New Zealand[edit]

The New Zealand Police are responsible for coordinating any requests to the Prime Minister for designation as a terrorist entity. The designation of terrorist organizations is also guided by the Terrorism Suppression Act 2002. New Zealand also abides by several United Nations resolutions dealing with counter-terrorism including UN Resolutions 1267, 1989, 2253, 1988, and 1373.[173][174]

Pakistan[edit]

Government of Pakistan under section 11-B of Anti Terrorism Act can declare an organization believed to be concerned with terrorism as a Proscribed Organization or put it under surveillance. Ministry of Interior issues the formal notification of proscription of an organization. National Counter Terrorism Authority is primarily concerned with monitoring for any signs of re-emergence through intelligence coordination, once an organization is proscribed.

People's Republic of China[edit]

The Ministry of Public Security maintains a list of terrorist organizations on its website mps.gov.cn. This list has been translated to English by the Embassy of the People's Republic of China in the US.[175]

Philippines[edit]

The first group to be officially listed as a terrorist organization under the Human Security Act of 2007 is the Abu Sayyaf on September 10, 2015 by the Basilan provincial court.[13]

In December 2017, President Rodrigo Duterte reportedly issued a proclamation declaring the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and its armed wing, the New People's Army (NPA), as terrorist organizations. The proclamation was made in accordance with the Human Security Act and the Terrorism Financing Prevention and Suppression Act.[61]

Historically the CPP-NPA has been considered as an "organized conspiracy" by the Philippines Government. The label was placed on the CPP's predecessor, the Partido Komunista ng Pilipinas-1930 and its armed group the Hukbalahap in 20 June 1957 through the Anti Subversion Act or Republic Act No. 1700. The law covered any succeeding organizations of the PKP-1930 and the Hukbalahap which includes the CPP-NPA. Being a member of groups covered by the law is considered illegal.[176] On October 1992, Fidel Ramos signed a law repealing the Anti-Subversion law.[177][178]

Russia[edit]

A single federal list of organizations recognized as terrorist is used by the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation. The National Anti-Terrorism Committee maintains a list of terrorist organizations on its website nac.gov.ru, named "Federal United list of Terrorist Organizations".[179]

Serbia[edit]

Serbian authorities and their Yugoslav predecessors regard the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) as a terrorist group.[180][181]

Tajikistan[edit]

In 2015, the Islamic Renaissance Party of Tajikistan was banned in Tajikistan as a terrorist organization.[182]

Ukraine[edit]

In Ukraine, the Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics are designated as terrorist organizations. Ukrainian authorities claim that the two organizations are made up of a rigid hierarchy, financing channels and supply of weapons with the purpose of deliberately propagating violence, seizing hostages, carrying out subversive activity, assassinations, and the intimidation of citizens.[64]

United Nations[edit]

The United Nations does not have a general list of all terrorist organizations. Instead, it has several lists focusing on a particular context.[183]

UN 1267 regime list[edit]

The UN 1267 regime list is focused on Al-Qaeda, the Taliban and their associates.

  • prohibition of sale or transfer of arms and related materiel.
  • the freezing of funds and other financial assets or resources.
  • the prevention of entry onto or transit through the territories of member states.
  • a prohibition on provision of technical assistance or training in military matters or in the manufacture or maintenance of arms and related materiel.

The EU provides exceptions to the implementation of relevant asset-freezing sanctions per UN resolution 1452 (2002). Upon request, a competent national authority may determine to release funds on the following grounds if, within the time limit provided for, there has been no objection made, or a release has been explicitly approved, by the UN Sanctions Committee.

  • necessary to cover basic expenses, intended for the payment of professional fees for legal services or for the payment of fees or services in relation to the maintenance of frozen funds or assets
  • necessary for extraordinary expenses

United Kingdom[edit]

United States[edit]

  • United States State Department list of Foreign Terrorist Organizations
  • Terror Exclusion List (TEL)
  • Executive Order 13224 blocking Terrorist Property and a summary of the Terrorism Sanctions Regulations (Title 31 Part 595 of the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations), Terrorism List Governments Sanctions Regulations (Title 31 Part 596 of the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations), and Foreign Terrorist Organizations Sanctions Regulations (Title 31 Part 597 of the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations)
  • US Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control, 'What you need to know about U.S. Sanctions'
  • US Department of State Terrorist Designation Lists
  • US Department of State Country Reports on Terrorism 2008
  • United States Department of State. "Individuals and Entities Designated by the State Department Under E.O. 13224". Retrieved 17 July 2011.
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security – Terrorist Organization Reference Guide January 2004

See also[edit]

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