The Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1518 (2003) was established on 24 November 2003 as the successor body to the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 661 (1990) concerning Iraq and Kuwait.
The Committee was established to continue to identify senior officials of the former Iraqi regime and their immediate family members, including entities owned or controlled by them or by persons acting on their behalf, who are subject to the measures imposed by paragraph 23 of resolution 1483 (2003). To that end, the Committee updates the lists of individuals and entities that have already been identified by the Committee established pursuant to resolution 661 (1990).
In resolution 1518 (2003), the Security Council also decided that the mandate of the Committee would be kept under review, and that the Council would consider authorizing the Committee to undertake the additional task of observing Member States’ fulfillment of their obligations in connection with the arms embargo on Iraq as reaffirmed in paragraph 10 of resolution 1483 (2003).
The sanctions measures currently in effect are summarized unofficially in the table below:
|Measure||Description (unofficial)||Exceptions to the measure|
|Arms Embargo||All States shall prevent the sale or supply to Iraq of arms and related materiel.||The prohibitions related to the sale or supply to Iraq of arms and related materiel under previous resolutions shall not apply to arms or related materiel required by the Government of Iraq or the multinational force to serve the purposes of resolution 1546 (2004). Nothing in the preceding paragraph affects the prohibitions on or obligations of States related to items specified in paragraphs 8 and 12 of resolution 687 (1991) or activities described in paragraph 3 (f) of resolution 707 (1991).|
|Assets freeze and transferList of individuals established pursuant to resolution 1483 (2003)List of entities established pursuant to resolution 1483 (2003)||Decides that all Member States in which there are funds, other financial assets and economic resources owned or controlled by individuals or entities included in the list of individuals established pursuant to resolution 1483 (2003) or the list of entities established pursuant to resolution 1483 (2003) shall freeze without delay those assets and immediately shall cause their transfer to the Development Fund for Iraq.||None|
States implement the assets freeze and transfer measures in connection with individuals and entities included in the List of individuals established pursuant to resolution 1483 (2003) or the List of entities established pursuant to resolution 1483 (2003). These lists are maintained and regularly updated by the Committee.
To facilitate the work of the Committee and the Member States in implementing the assets freeze and transfer measures imposed by paragraph 23 of resolution 1483 (2003), the Committee has issued the following documents:
• Guidelines for the Application of Paragraphs 19 and 23 of Resolution 1483 (2003) describe how the lists of individuals and entities are assembled and disseminated.
• Non-Paper On the Implementation of Paragraph 23 of Resolution 1483 (2003) provides indicative, non-legally binding definitions of terms contained in paragraph 23 of the resolution.
• De-listing Guidelines describe how individuals and entities included on the lists can seek the removal of their names.
The current Chair of the Committee, for the period ending 31 December 2014, is His Excellency Mr. Mahamat Zene Cherif (Chad). The Vice-Chair for 2014 is the Republic of Korea.
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