Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1636 (2005)


The Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1636 (2005) was established on 31 October 2005 to register as subject to the travel ban and assets freeze imposed by paragraph 3(a) of the resolution individuals designated by the international independent investigation Commission or the Government of Lebanon as suspected of involvement in the 14 February 2005 terrorist bombing in Beirut, Lebanon that killed former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri and 22 others.

Also in resolution 1636 (2005) the Council decided that the Committee should: approve exceptions to the travel ban and assets freeze on a case by case basis; register the removal of individuals from the scope of the travel ban and assets freeze measures in accordance with resolution 1636 (2005); and inform all Member States as to which individuals are subject to those measures.

As of 26 January 2007, no individuals have been registered by the Committee.

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

Measure Description (unofficial)
In effect until
Exceptions to the measure
Travel ban All States shall take the necessary measures to prevent the entry into or transit through their territories of individuals registered by the Committee.States shall ensure in accordance with applicable law that if such individuals are found within their territory they are available for interview by the Commission if it so requests.  Set out in paragraph 2 (i) of the Annex to resolution 1636 (2005).Information regarding exceptions, as well as on procedures for requesting delisting can be found in the Committee’s Guidelines
 
Assets freeze Decides that all States shall freeze funds, financial assets and economic resources that are on their territory that are owned or controlled by individuals registered by the Committee or persons acting on their behalf.All States shall cooperate fully in accordance with applicable law with any international investigations related to the assets or financial transactions of registered individuals, entities or persons acting on their behalf, including through sharing of financial information.
 
Set out in paragraph 2 (ii) of the Annex to resolution 1636 (2005).Information regarding exceptions, as well as on procedures for requesting delisting can be found in the Committee’s Guidelines

The Security Council has also decided in resolution 1636 (2005) that the Committee and any measures still in force under paragraph 3 (a) will terminate when the Committee reports to the Security Council that all investigative and judicial proceedings relating to the terrorist attack of 14 February 2005 have been completed, unless otherwise decided by the Council.

The Committee has guidelines for the conduct of its work, including on the listing and de-listing procedures. The latest news on the Committee’s work can be found here. For other selected documents related to the work of the Committee click here.

The current Chair of the Committee, for the period ending 31 December 2014, is His Excellency Mr. Mahamat Zene Cherif (Chad). The two Vice-Chairs for 2014 are Australia and Lithuania.