An independent and impartial Ombudsperson, who reviews requests from individuals, groups, undertakings or entities seeking to be removed from the ISIL (Da'esh) and Al-Qaida Sanctions List of the Security Council's ISIL (Da'esh) and Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee
The Office of the Ombudsperson was established by Security Council resolution 1904 (2009). Its mandate was extended by resolution 1989 (2011), resolution 2083 (2012), resolution 2161 (2014), resolution 2253 (2015), resolution 2368 (2017) and resolution 2610 (2021). The current mandate expires on 17 June 2024.
Individuals, groups, undertakings or entities seeking to be removed from the Security Council’s ISIL (Da'esh) and Al-Qaida Sanctions List can submit their request for delisting to an independent and impartial Ombudsperson who has been appointed by the Secretary-General.
The Ombudsperson’s mandate is contained in Security Council resolution 2610 (2021). The Ombudsperson is mandated to gather information and to interact with the petitioner, relevant States and organizations with regard to the request. Within an established time frame, the Ombudsperson will then present a comprehensive report to the Security Council’s ISIL (Da'esh) and Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee. Based on an analysis of all available information and the Ombudsperson’s observations, the report will set out for the Committee the principal arguments concerning the specific delisting request. The report will also contain a recommendation from the Ombudsperson to the Committee on the delisting request. The Committee may overturn the recommendation of the Ombudsperson under certain circumstances (which has not happened to date). The decision of the Committee on the delisting request will be communicated to the Petitioner by the Ombudsperson. A full description of the procedure is available here.
The contact details for the Office of the Ombudsperson are as follows:
Office of the Ombudsperson to the ISIL (Da'esh) and Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee
New York, NY 10017
United States of America
Tel: +1 212 963 8226
Mr. Richard Malanjum currently serves as Ombudsperson. He assumed his official functions on 14 February 2022.
Letter of appointment (Richard Malanjum)