Security Council press releases are issued each time a change is made to the Al-Qaida Sanctions List, including when the names of individuals and entities are removed from the Al-Qaida Sanctions List pursuant to a decision by the Committee. All such press releases remain available on the Committee’s website at: http://www.un.org/sc/committees/1267/pressreleases.shtml.
The Committee has made available basic information on de-listing procedures in a ‘Fact Sheet on de-listing’ which can be accessed through the link below. A standard form for de-listing requests is also available through the relevant link below. The procedures for the submission of delisting requests are set out in section 7 of the Committee’s Guidelines.
By resolution 1904 (2009), the Security Council established an ‘Office of the Ombudsperson’ to assist the Committee in considering de-listing requests. On 3 June 2010, the Secretary-General appointed Ms. Kimberly Prost to serve as Ombudsperson. On 17 June 2011, by resolution 1989 (2011), the Security Council extended the mandate of the Ombudsperson until December 2012. On 17 December 2012, by resolution 2083 (2012), the Security Council further extended the mandate of the Ombudsperson for a period of thirty months. The Ombudsperson process is set out in Annex II of resolution 2083 (2012). The Ombudsperson can be reached by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Status of de-listing requests submitted through the Ombudsperson
(Page last updated: 19 August 2013)
Number of de-listing requests forwarded to the Committee by the Ombudsperson: 49.
Number of Comprehensive Reports on specific delisting requests submitted to the Committee by the Ombudsperson: 34.
The Committee has concluded its consideration of 32 of these Comprehensive Reports on specific de-listing requests:
- 27 petitioners have been de-listed
- 3 listings were considered to remain appropriate
- 1 de-listing request was withdrawn by the petitioner prior to a Committee decision
In two cases, a separate Committee decision resulted in two individuals being delisted during an active Ombudsperson case. As a result, those two cases became moot. In one of these cases, the Comprehensive Report had been submitted to the Committee.
Number of Comprehensive Reports on specific de-listing requests currently pending before the Committee: 2.
>> For additional details on the status of de-listing requests submitted by the Office of the Ombudsperson, please refer to the status page on the website of the Office of the Ombudsperson.
Relevant documents and links:
- Fact sheet on de-listing
- Ombudsperson established pursuant to Security Council resolution 1904 (2009)
- Procedures for removing the names of deceased individuals as described in the Committee’s Note Verbale SCA/2/06(8)
- Standard form for requests for de-listing from the List
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