The Committee is supported by the Panel of Experts on the Central African Republic. The Panel is comprised of five experts, all of whom are home-based. The mandate of the Panel was established by paragraph 59 of resolution 2127 (2013) for an initial period of 13 months, and most recently extended pursuant to paragraph 31 of resolution 2399 (2018) until 28 February 2019.
The Panel is mandated by resolution 2399 (2018) to:
- Assist the Committee in carrying out its mandate as specified in resolution 2399 (2018);
- Gather, examine and analyse information from States, relevant United Nations bodies, regional organizations and other interested parties regarding the implementation of the measures decided in resolution 2399 (2018), in particular incidents of non-compliance;
- Provide to the Council, after discussion with the Committee, a midterm report no later than 30 July 2018, and a final report by 31 December 2018;
- Submit progress updates to the Committee, especially in situations of urgency, or as the Panel deems necessary;
- Assist the Committee in refining and updating information on the list of individuals and entities designated by the Committee pursuant to the criteria renewed by paragraphs 20 and 21 of resolution 2399 (2018), including through the provision of biometric information and additional information for the publicly available narrative summary of reasons for listing;
- Assist the Committee by providing information regarding designated individuals and entities that may meet the designation criteria in paragraphs 20 and 21 of resolution 2399 (2018), including by reporting such information to the Committee, as it becomes available, and to include in its formal written reports, the names of potential designees, appropriate identifying information, and relevant information regarding why the individual or entity may meet the designation criteria delineated in paragraphs 20 and 21 of resolution 2399 (2018).
- Collect, in cooperation with MINUSCA, and report to the Committee acts of incitement to violence, in particular on an ethnic or religious basis, that undermine the peace, stability or security of the CAR and identify those perpetrators;
- Cooperate with the KP CAR Monitoring Team to support the resumption of exports of rough diamonds from CAR and report to the Committee if the resumption of trade is destablizing CAR or benefiting armed groups.