UNSC: The Somalia and Eritrea Sanctions Committee Revises its Guidelines

New York (HAN) On 26 March 2014,REVISES ITS GUIDELINES SECURITY COUNCIL 751 AND 1907 COMMITTEE ON SOMALIA AND ERITREA
– the Security Council Committee pursuant to resolutions 751 (1992) and 1907 (2009) concerning Somalia and Eritrea adopted revised Guidelines for the Conduct of its Work. These latest Guidelines reflect Security Council resolution 2142 (2014).

The Committee has adopted the revised Guidelines to facilitate the conduct of its own work and provide useful guidance to Member States in their efforts to implement the relevant Security Council resolutions. The English language version of the revised Guidelines is available on the Committee’s website* and versions of the Guidelines in all six official languages will be made available on the website in due course.

MEASURES IMPLEMENTATION

(a) To monitor, with the support of the Monitoring Group, as established
pursuant to paragraph 2 of resolution 1519 (2003) and renewed by subsequent
resolutions (“the Monitoring Group”), implementation of:
(i) The arms embargo on Somalia originally imposed by resolution
733 (1992), as elaborated and amended by resolution 1425 (2002), 1844
(2008), 2093 (2013), 2111 (2013) and 2142 (2014) (“Arms Embargo on
Somalia”);
(ii) The arms embargo on Eritrea imposed by resolution 1907 (2009),
as amended by resolution 2111 (2013) (“Arms Embargo on Eritrea”);
(iii) The targeted measures imposed by paragraphs 1, 3, and 7 of
resolution 1844 (2008), as well as those imposed by paragraphs 10, 12 and
13 of resolution 1907 (2009) (the “Travel Ban”, the “Assets Freeze”, and
the “Targeted Ban on Arms Transfers”, respectively);
(iv) The measures imposed by paragraph 8 of resolution 1907 (2009)
(“Seizure and Disposal of Prohibited Items”);
(v) The measures imposed by paragraph 22 of resolution 2036 (2012)
(the “Charcoal Ban”);
(b) To seek from all Member States, in particular those in the region,
information regarding the actions they have taken to implement effectively the
Arms Embargo on Somalia, the Arms Embargo on Eritrea, Travel Ban, Assets
Freeze, Targeted Ban on Arms Transfers, Seizure and Disposal of Prohibited
Items, and Charcoal Ban, as well as whatever further information it may consider
useful;

(c) To examine information regarding alleged violations of the Travel Ban,
Assets Freeze, Targeted Ban on Arms Transfers, Arms Embargo on Somalia,
Arms Embargo on Eritrea and Charcoal Ban, and take appropriate action if
necessary;

(d) To identify possible cases of non-compliance with the Travel Ban, Assets
Freeze and Targeted Ban on Arms Transfers and Charcoal Ban, and determine the
appropriate course of action on each case; and

(e) In accordance with its mandate and in consultation with the Monitoring
Group and other relevant United Nations entities, to consider the
recommendations in the reports of the Monitoring Group and to recommend to the
Security Council ways to improve the implementat.

For Full Report:
GUIDELINES OF THE COMMITTEE FOR THE CONDUCT OF ITS WORK
as consolidated, revised and adopted by the Committee on 30 March 2010, 30 May 2013, 27 November 2013 and 25 March 2014

 

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