Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 2127 (2013) concerning the Central African Republic

The Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 2127 (2013) concerning the Central African Republic (CAR) was created on 5 December 2013 to oversee the relevant sanctions measures and to undertake the tasks set out by the Security Council in paragraph 57 of the same resolution. Resolution 2127 (2013) imposed an arms embargo on the CAR. Resolution 2134 (2014) further imposed a travel ban and an asset freeze.

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


Measure

Description of measure

In effect until

Source

Arms Embargo

All Member States shall take the necessary measures to prevent the supply of arms and related materiel and provision of mercenaries to the CAR

28 January 2015

Paragraph 54 of resolution 2127 (2013);paragraph 40 of resolution 2134 (2014)

All Member States shall seize, register and dispose of items supplied, sold or transferred in violation of the arms embargo, and shall cooperate in such efforts

28 January 2015

Set out in paragraph 55 of resolution 2127 (2013)

Travel Ban All Member States shall take the necessary measures to prevent the entry into or transit through their territories of individuals designated by the Committee, provided that nothing in this paragraph shall oblige a State to refuse its own nationals entry into its territory 28 January 2015 Paragraph 30 of resolution 2134 (2014)
Asset Freeze All Member States shall freeze without delay all funds, other financial assets and economic resources which are on their territories, which are owned or controlled, directly or indirectly, by the individuals or entities designated by the Committee, or by individuals or entities acting on their behalf or at their direction, or by entities owned or controlled by them; all Member States shall ensure that any funds, financial assets or economic resources are prevented from being made available by their nationals or by any individuals or entities within their territories, to or for the benefit of the individuals or entities designated by the Committee 28 January 2015 Paragraph 32 of resolution 2134 (2014)

The exemptions to above measures are (unofficially) summarized in the table below.  


Exemption to measure

Description of exemption

Source

Procedure

Arms Embargo

Supplies intended solely for the support of or use by MICOPAX, MISCA, BINUCA and its guard unit, the AU-RTF, the French forces and the European Union operation deployed in the CAR

Subparagraph 54 (a) of resolution 2127 (2013); Paragraph 40 of resolution 2134 (2014)

Paragraph 11 (a, b) of the Committee’s Guidelines

Supplies of non-lethal military equipment intended solely for humanitarian or protective use, and related technical assistance or training

Subparagraph 54 (b) of resolution 2127 (2013)

Paragraph 11 (a-c) of the Committee’s Guidelines  

Protective clothing, including flak jackets and military helmets, temporarily exported to the CAR  by UN personnel, representatives of the media and humanitarian and development workers and associated personnel, for their personal use only

Subparagraph 54 (c) of resolution 2127 (2013)

Paragraph 11 (a, b) of the Committee’s Guidelines

 

Supplies of small arms and other related equipment intended solely for use in international patrols providing security in the Sangha River Tri-national Protected Area to defend against poaching, smuggling of ivory and arms, and other activities contrary to the national laws of the CAR or the CAR’s international legal obligations

Subparagraph 54 (d) of resolution 2127 (2013)

Paragraph 11 (a, b) of the Committee’s Guidelines

 

Supplies of arms and other related lethal equipment to the CAR security forces, intended solely for support of or use in the CAR process of SSR, as approved in advance by the Committee

Subparagraph 54 (e) of resolution 2127 (2013)

Paragraph 11 (a, b and d) of the Committee’s Guidelines 

 

Other sales or supply of arms and related materiel, or provision of assistance or personnel

Subparagraph 54 (f) of resolution 2127 (2013)

Paragraph 11 (a, b and d) of the Committee’s guidelines

Travel Ban Humanitarian need, including religious obligation Subparagraph 31 (a) of resolution 2134 (2014) Paragraph 9(a – k) of the Committee’s Guidelines  
  Entry or transit necessary for the fulfilment of a judicial process Subparagraph 31 (b) of resolution 2134 (2014) Paragraph 9(a – j) of the Committee’s Guidelines
  Furtherance of the objectives of peace and national reconciliation in the CAR and stability in the region Subparagraph 31 (c) of resolution 2134 (2014) Paragraph 9(a – j) of the Committee’s Guidelines
Asset freeze Basic expenses Subparagraph 33 (a) of resolution 2134 (2014) Paragraph 10 (a, d) of the Committee’s Guidelines
  Extraordinary expenses Subparagraph 33 (b) of resolution 2134 (2014) Paragraph 10(b, d) of the Committee’s Guidelines
  Judicial, administrative or arbitral lien or judgment entered into prior to 28 January 2014 and not for the benefit of a person or entity designated by the Committee Subparagraph 33 (c) of resolution 2134 (2014) Paragraph 10 (c,d) of the Committee’s Guidelines
  Interests or other earnings due or payments due under contracts, agreements or obligations that arose prior to 28 January 2014, provided that any such interest, other earnings and payments continue to be frozen Paragraph 34 of resolution 2134 (2014) None
  Payment due under a contract entered into prior to the listing of a person or entity, if payment is not directly or indirectly received by a listed person or entity Paragraph 35 of resolution 2134 (2014) Paragraph10 (f) of the Committee’s Guidelines

In paragraph 58 of resolution 2127 (2013), the Security Council calls upon Member States to report to the Committee by 5 March 2014 on the steps they have taken with a view to implementing the arms embargo. Reports from Member States can be found here.

In monitoring the implementation of the measures, the Committee will be assisted by a Panel of Experts, whose tasks are set out in paragraph 59 of resolution 2127 (2013).

The current Chair of the Committee, for the period ending 31 December 2014, is Her Excellency
Ms. Raimonda Murmokaitė (Lithuania). The Vice-Chair for 2014 is Jordan.