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 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 2015

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 2015 Set out in paragraph 15 of resolution 2140 (2014)

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

 

 

The targeted measures of paragraphs 11 and 15 of resolution 2140 (2014) 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;

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

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