The Security Council Committee was established on 17 June 2011 pursuant to resolution 1988 (2011) to oversee the relevant sanctions measures and to undertake the tasks set out by the Security Council in paragraph 30 of the same resolution. The regime was extended for a further period of 18 months by resolution 2082 of 17 December 2012. Paragraph 35 of this resolution also renews the mandate of the Analytical Support and Sanctions Monitoring Team for a further period of 30 months. Furthermore, paragraph 9 of this resolution invites the Government of Afghanistan to submit for the Committee’s consideration the names of listed individuals for whom it confirms travel to specific locations is necessary to participate in meetings in support of peace and reconciliation.
Resolution 2082 (2012) has been adopted under Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter and requires all States to take the following measures in connection with any individual, group, undertaking and entity designated as or associated with the Taliban in constituting a threat to the peace, stability and security of Afghanistan, as designated by the Committee:
- freeze without delay the funds and other financial assets or economic resources [assets freeze],
- prevent the entry into or transit through their territories [travel ban], and
- prevent the direct or indirect supply, sale and transfer from their territories or by their nationals outside their territories, or using their flag vessels or aircraft, of arms and related materiel of all types, spare parts, and technical advice, assistance, or training related to military activities, to designated individuals and entities [arms embargo].
The current Chair of the Committee, for the period ending 31 December 2013, is His Excellency Mr. Gary Quinlan (Australia). The two Vice-Chairs for 2013 are Guatemala and the Russian Federation. The Committee is supported by the Analytical Support and Sanctions Monitoring Team whose reports can be found here. The Team can be contacted by email at: email@example.com.
As indicated in paragraph 8 of resolution 2082 (2012), the provisions for exemptions to the assets freeze are set out in paragraphs 1 and 2 of resolution 1452 (2002), as amended by resolution 1735 (2006).
Provisions for exemptions to the travel ban are described in paragraphs 1(b), 9, 10 and 11 of resolution 2082 (2012).