The Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 2374 (2017) concerning Mali (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 individuals 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 2 of resolution 2374 (2017)

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 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, and decides further that 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, directly or indirectly to or for the benefit of the individuals or entities designated by the Committee.

Set out in paragraphs 5, 6 and 7 of resolution 2374 (2017)

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 2018, is His Excellency Mr. Olof Skoog (Sweden). The Vice-Chair for 2018 is Ethiopia. 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 sanctions measures;
  • designate those individuals and entities subject to the assets freeze, to review information regarding those individuals, and to consider requests for exemptions;
  • designate those individuals subject to the travel ban, to review information regarding those individuals, and to consider requests for exemptions;
  • establish such guidelines as may be necessary to facilitate the implementation of the sanctions measures;
  • encourage a dialogue between the Committee and interested Member States and international, regional and subregional organizations, in particular those in the region, including by inviting representatives of such States or organizations to meet with the Committee to discuss implementation of the sanctions measures;
  • seek from all States and international, regional and sub-regional organizations whatever information it may consider useful regarding the actions taken by them to implement effectively the sanctions measures;
  • examine and take appropriate action on information regarding alleged violations or non-compliance with the sanctions measures.

 

The Security Council requested the Committee to report orally, through its Chair, at least once per year to the Council, on the state of the overall work of the Committee, including alongside the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Mali on the situation in Mali as appropriate. The Security Council further encouraged the Chair to hold regular briefings for all interested Member States.

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 Mali.

Paragraph 8 of resolution 2374 (2017)

Engaging in hostilities in violation of the Agreement on Peace and Reconciliation in Mali signed in 2015.

Paragraph 8 (a) of resolution 2374 (2017)

Actions taken that obstruct, or that obstruct by prolonged delay, or that threaten the implementation of the Agreement.

Paragraph 8 (b) of resolution 2374 (2017)

Acting for or on behalf of or at the direction of or otherwise supporting or financing individuals and entities identified in subparagraphs 8 (a) and (b) of resolution 2374 (2017), including through the proceeds from organized crime, including the production and trafficking of narcotic drugs and their precursors originating in or transiting through Mali, the trafficking in persons and the smuggling of migrants, the smuggling and trafficking of arms as well as the trafficking in cultural property.

Paragraph 8 (c) of resolution 2374 (2017)

Involvement in planning, directing, sponsoring, or conducting attacks against: (i) the various entities referenced in the Agreement, including local, regional and state institutions, joint patrols and the Malian Security and Defense forces; (ii) MINUSMA peacekeepers and other UN and associated personnel, including members of the Panel of experts; (iii) international security presences, including the FC-G5S, European Union Missions and French forces.

Paragraph 8 (d) of resolution 2374 (2017)

Obstructing the delivery of humanitarian assistance to Mali, or access to, or distribution of, humanitarian assistance in Mali.

Paragraph 8 (e) of resolution 2374 (2017)

Planning, directing, or committing acts in Mali that violate international human rights law or international humanitarian law, as applicable, or that constitute human rights abuses or violations, including those involving 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.

Paragraph 8 (f) of resolution 2374 (2017)

The use or recruitment of children by armed groups or armed forces in violation of applicable international law, in the context of the armed conflict in Mali.

Paragraph 8 (g) of resolution 2374 (2017)