Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 2140 (2014)

The Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 2140 (2014) was established on 26 February 2014 to oversee the relevant sanctions measures and to undertake the tasks set out by the Security Council in paragraphs 19 and 20 of the same resolution. The Committee’s mandate was expanded in paragraph 20 of resolution 2216 (2015)

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

Measure Description of measure In effect until Source
Assets 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 designated individuals or entities, or by individuals or entities acting on their behalf or at their direction, or by entities owned or controlled by them, and 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 designated individuals or entities

26 February 2016

Set out in paragraph 11 of resolution 2140 (2014)

Travel Ban All Member States shall take the necessary measures to prevent the entry into or transit through their territories of designated individuals 26 February 2016 Set out in paragraph 15 of resolution 2140 (2014)
Targetted Arms Embargo All Member States shall take the necessary measures to prevent the direct or indirect supply, sale or transfer to, or for the benefit of designated individuals and entities and those acting on their behalf or at their direction in Yemen, from or through their territories or by their nationals, or using their flag vessels or aircraft, of arms and related materiel of all types, including weapons and ammunition, military vehicles and equipment, paramilitary equipment, and spare parts for the aforementioned, and technical assistance, training, financial or other assistance, related to military activities or the provision, maintenance or use of any arms and related materiel, including the provision of armed mercenary personnel whether or not originating in their territories.

 

 

N/A

 

Set out in paragraph 14 of resolution 2216 (2015)

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


Exemption to measure

Description of exemption

Source

Procedure

Assets Freeze

Basic expenses

paragraph 12 (a) of resolution 2140 (2014)

Notification by the relevant State to the Committee and in the absence of a negative decision by the Committee within five working days of such notification.

 

Extraordinary expenses

 

paragraph 12 (b) of resolution 2140 (2014)

Notification by the relevant State to the Committee to be approved by the Committee.

Related to judicial, administrative or arbitral lien or judgment

paragraph 12 (c) of resolution 2140 (2014)

Notification by the relevant Member State to the Committee.

 

 Travel Ban

Where the Committee determines on a case-by-case basis that travel is justified on the grounds of humanitarian need, including religious obligation

paragraph 16 (a) of resolution 2140 (2014)

 

 

Where entry or transit is necessary for the fulfilment of a judicial process

paragraph 16 (b) of resolution 2140 (2014)

 

 

Where the Committee determines on a case-by-case basis that an exemption would further the objectives of peace and national reconciliation in Yemen

paragraph 16 (c) of resolution 2140 (2014)

 

 

Where a State determines on a case-by-case basis that such entry or transit is required to advance peace and stability paragraph 16 (d) of resolution 2140 (2014)

Notification by the relevant Member State to the Committee within forty-eight hours of such a determination

 

Targetted Arms Embargo None    

The targeted measures of paragraphs 11 and 15 of resolution 2140 (2014) and paragraph 14 of resolution 2216 (2015) apply to individuals or entities designated by the Committee as engaging in or providing support for acts that threaten the peace, security or stability. Such acts may include but are not limited to

  1. Obstructing or undermining the successful completion of the political transition, as outlined in the GCC Initiative and Implementation Mechanism Agreement;
  2. Impeding the implementation of the outcomes of the final report of the comprehensive National Dialogue Conference through violence, or attacks on essential infrastructure; or
  3. Planning, directing, or committing acts that violate applicable international human rights law or international humanitarian law, or acts that constitute human rights abuses, in Yemen;
  4. Violating the arms embargo imposed by paragraph 14 of resolution 2216 (2015);
  5. Obstructing the delivery of humanitarian assistance to Yemen or access to, or distribution of, humanitarian assistance in Yemen.

In monitoring the implementation of the measures, the Committee is assisted by a Panel of Experts, whose tasks are set out in paragraph 21 of resolution 2140 (2014) and paragraph 21 of resolution 2216 (2015). 

The current Chair of the Committee, for the period ending 31 December 2015, is Her Excellency Ms. Raimonda Murmokaitè (Lithuania). The Vice-Chair for 2015 is Jordan.