UNITED NATIONS OBSERVER
MISSION IN SIERRA LEONE
According to Security Council resolution 1181 (1998) of 13 July 1998:
UNOMSIL's military element is to monitor the military and security situation in the country as a whole, as security conditions permit; monitor the disarmament and demobilization of former combatants concentrated in secure areas of the country, including the role of the Military Observer Group of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in the provision of security and in the collection and destruction of arms in those secure areas; assist in monitoring respect for international humanitarian law, including at disarmament and demobilization sites, where security conditions permitted and monitor the voluntary disarmament and demobilization of members of the Civil Defense Forces, security conditions permitting.
UNOMSIL's civilian element is to advise, in coordination with other international efforts, the Government of Sierra Leone and local police officials on police practice, training, re-equipment and recruitment, in particular on the need to respect internationally accepted standards of policing in democratic societies; advise on the planning of the reform and restructuring of the Sierra Leone police force, and monitor progress; report on violations of international humanitarian law and human rights in Sierra Leone and assist the Government in its efforts to address the country's human rights needs.
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