Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1572 (2004) concerning Côte d'Ivoire


The Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1572 (2004) concerning Côte d'Ivoire was established on 15 November 2004 to oversee the relevant sanctions measures and to undertake the tasks set out by the Security Council in paragraph 14 of the same resolution.

The sanctions regime and the mandate of the Committee have been modified by subsequent resolutions, most notably Security Council resolutions 1584 (2005) and 1643 (2005). The regime was renewed until 30 April 2015 by paragraph 1 of resolution 2153 (2014), which was adopted on 29 April 2014.  

The mandate of the Group of Experts tasked with monitoring those measures was extended to 30 May 2015.

The sanctions measures currently in effect are summarized in the table below.

Measure Description (unofficial) In effect until Exceptions to the measure

Arms Embargo

All States shall take the necessary measures to prevent the supply to Côte d’Ivoire of arms and related materiel.

30 April 2015

SSet out in paragraph 4 of resolution 2153 (2014).

Travel ban

All States shall take the necessary measures to prevent the entry into or transit through their territories of individuals designated by the Committee for inclusion on its consolidated travel ban and assets freeze list on the basis of the criteria summarized in paragraph 12 of 1727 (2006)

30 April 2015

Set out in paragraph 10 of resolution 1572 (2004). Information regarding exemptions, as well as on procedures for requesting delisting can be found in the Committee’s Guidelines
 

Assets freeze

Decides that all States shall freeze without delay funds, other financial assets and economic resources owned or controlled by individuals and entities designated by the Committee for inclusion on its consolidated travel ban and assets freeze list on the basis of the criteria summarized in paragraph 12 of 1727 (2006)

30 April 2015

Set out in paragraph 12 of resolution 1572 (2004).
Information regarding exemptions, as well as on procedures for requesting delisting can be found in the Committee’s Guidelines

Exemptions

Exemptions from these measures can be requested from the Committee pursuant to paragraphs 12 and 14 of resolution 1572 (2004). The procedure to request such exemptions, as well as listing and de-listing procedures can be found in the Committee’s guidelines for the conduct of its work.


On 7 February 2006, the Committee approved the list of individuals and entities subject to the measures imposed by paragraphs 9 and 11 of resolution 1572 (2004) (the consolidated travel ban and assets freeze list), which is maintained and regularly updated by the Committee.
On 30 March 2011, by paragraph 12 of resolution 1975 (2011), the Security Council decided to adopt targeted sanctions against five new individuals whose names were subsequently included in the list of individuals and entities subject to the measures imposed by paragraphs 9 and 11 of resolution 1572 (2004).


By paragraph 10 of resolution 1980 (2011), the Council underlined that it is fully prepared to impose targeted measures against persons, to be designated by the Committee, who are determined to be: a threat to the peace and national reconciliation process in Côte d'Ivoire; responsible for attacking or obstructing the actions of UNOCI, the French forces and the Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Côte d’Ivoire; obstacles to the freedom of movement of UNOCI and the French forces; as well as for serious violations of human rights and international humanitarian law, for inciting public hatred and violating the arms embargo. The current Chair of the Committee, for the period ending 31 December 2014, is His Excellency Mr. Cristian Barros (Chile). The two Vice-Chairs for 2014 are Australia and Rwanda.


The Committee publishes annual reports of its activities and its Chair briefs the Security Council following each meeting of the Committee. The latest press releases of the Committee's work can be found here.


Formal and informal meetings of the Committee are announced in the Journal of the United Nations.
The Committee is supported by a Group of Experts originally established by resolution 1584 (2005) for a period of six months, with the mandate to, inter alia, monitor the effectiveness of the sanctions regime, in cooperation with UNOCI. The Group of Experts has been re-established or its mandate has been extended for additional periods by resolutions 1632 (2005), 1643 (2005), 1708 (2006), 1727 (2006), 1761 (2007), 1782 (2007), 1842 (2008), 1893 (2009), 1946 (2010), 1980 (2011), 2045 (2012), 2101 (2013) and 2153 (2014). The reports of the Group of Experts can be found here. Under the current mandate, the Group of Experts is due to report to the Security Council in writing, through the Committee, by 15 October 2013 and by 15 April 2014.