The Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 2206 (2015) concerning South Sudan (hereafter “the Committee”) oversees the sanctions measures imposed by the Security Council.

Sanctions measures

Measure

Description

Exemptions to the measure

Travel Ban

 

All Member States shall take the necessary measures to prevent the entry into or transit through their territories of any individuals who may be designated by the Committee, provided that nothing in this paragraph shall oblige a State to refuse its own nationals entry into its territory.

Set out in paragraph 11 of resolution 2206 (2015)

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 any individuals or entities that may be designated by the Committee, or by any individuals or entities acting on their behalf or at their direction, or by entities owned or controlled by them, and decides further that all Member States shall for this initial period ensure that neither these nor any other funds, financial assets or economic resources are made available, directly or indirectly for such persons’ benefit, by their nationals or by persons within their territory.

Set out in paragraphs 13, 14 and 15 of resolution 2206 (2015)

Work and mandate of the Committee  

The Committee comprises all 15 members of the Security Council and makes its decisions by consensus. The current Chair of the Committee, for the period ending 31 December 2017, is His Excellency Mr. Fodé Seck (Senegal). The Vice-Chairs for 2017 are Kazakhstan and Sweden. The Committee prepares annual reports of its activities. The Committee has Guidelines for the conduct of its work. Formal and informal meetings of the Committee are announced in the Journal of the United Nations. The work of the Committee is supported by the Panel of Experts.

The Committee is mandated to:

  • monitor implementation of the measures imposed by paragraphs 9 and 12 of this resolution with a view to strengthening, facilitating and improving implementation of these measures by Member States;
  • seek and review information regarding those individuals and entities who may be engaging in the acts described in paragraph 6 and 7 above;
  • designate individuals subject to the measures imposed by paragraph 9 above and to consider requests for exemptions in accordance with paragraph 11 above;
  • designate individuals and entities subject to the measures imposed by paragraph 12 above, and to consider requests for exemptions in paragraph 13 above;
  • establish such guidelines as may be necessary to facilitate the implementation of the measures imposed above;
  • report to the Security Council on its work as deemed necessary by the Committee;
  • encourage a dialogue between the Committee and interested Member States, in particular those in the region, including by inviting representatives of such States to meet with the Committee to discuss implementation of the measures;
  • seek from all States whatever information it may consider useful regarding the actions taken by them to implement effectively the measures imposed; and,
  • examine and take appropriate action on information regarding alleged violations or non-compliance with the measures contained in this resolution.

Summary of listing criteria

Criteria

Relevant Resolution

Responsible for or complicit in, or having engaged in, directly or indirectly, actions or policies that threaten the peace, security or stability of South Sudan

Paragraph 6 of resolution 2206 (2015)

Actions or policies that have the purpose or effect of expanding or extending the conflict in South Sudan or obstructing reconciliation or peace talks or processes, including breaches of the Cessation of Hostilities Agreement

Paragraph 7 (a) of resolution 2206 (2015)

Actions or policies that threaten transitional agreements or undermine the political process in South Sudan;

Paragraph 7 (b) of resolution 2206 (2015)

Planning, directing, or committing acts that violate applicable international human rights law or international humanitarian law, or acts that constitute human rights abuses, in South Sudan

Paragraph 7 (c) of resolution 2206 (2015)

The targeting of civilians, including women and children, through the commission of acts of violence (including killing, maiming, torture, or rape or other sexual violence), abduction, enforced disappearance, forced displacement, or attacks on schools, hospitals, religious sites, or locations where civilians are seeking refuge, or through conduct that would constitute a serious abuse or violation of human rights or a violation of international humanitarian law

Paragraph 7 (d) of resolution 2206 (2015)

The use or recruitment of children by armed groups or armed forces in the context of the armed conflict in South Sudan

Paragraph 7 (e) of resolution 2206 (2015)

The obstruction of the activities of international peacekeeping, diplomatic, or humanitarian missions in South Sudan, including IGAD’s Monitoring and Verification Mechanism or of the delivery or distribution of, or access to, humanitarian assistance

Paragraph 7 (f) of resolution 2206 (2015)

Attacks against United Nations missions, international security presences, or other peacekeeping operations, or humanitarian personnel

Paragraph 7 (g) of resolution 2206 (2015)

Acting for or on behalf of, directly or indirectly, an individual or entity designated by the Committee

Paragraph 7 (h) of resolution 2206 (2015)

Individuals who are leaders of any entity, including any South Sudanese government, opposition, militia, or other group, that has, or whose members have, engaged in any of the activities described in paragraphs 6 and 7 of resolution 2206 (2015).

Paragraph 8 of resolution 2206 (2015)