Sudan

Recent Sanctions-related UN Resolutions 

8 February 2017 – With Resolution 2340 the Security Council decides to renew the mandate of the Panel of Experts until 12 March 2018. 

10 February 2016 – With Resolution 2265 the Security Council decides to renew the mandate of the Panel of Experts until 12 March 2017. 

12 February 2015 – With Resolution 2200 the Security Council decides to renew the mandate of the Panel of Experts until 12 February 2016.

14 February 2013 – With Resolution 2091 the Security Council decides to renew the mandate of the Panel of Experts until 17 February 2014.

17 February 2012 – With Resolution 2035 the Security Council decides to renew the mandate of the Panel of Experts until 17 February 2013.

17 May 2011 – With Resolution 1982 the Security Council decides to renew the mandate of the Panel of Experts until 19 February 2012. 

14 October 2010 – With Resolution 1945 the Security Council decides to extend the mandate of the Panel of Experts until 19 October 2011.

13 October 2009 - With Resolution 1891 the Security Council decides to extend the mandate of the panel of experts one year until 15 October 2010.

30 July 2009 - With Resolution 1881 the Security Council decides to extend the mandate of UNAMID until 31 July 2010 and particularly underlines the need to protect civilians across Darfur.

15 October 2008 - With resolution 1841 the Security Council the Security Council decides to extend until 15 October 2009 the mandate of the current Panel of Experts.

29 September 2006 – The Security Council decides, through resolution 1713, to prolong the mandate of the Panel of Experts for one year until 29 September 2007. A fifth member is to be appointed by the Secretary-General to join the Panel.

25 April 2006 – T argeted measures, such as a travel ban, freezing of funds, financial assets and economic resources, were originally imposed on individuals through resolution, 1591 (2005). No specific individuals were however mentioned at that time. The new resolution, 1672 (2006), do however include the names of individuals, namely the Commander of the Western Military Region for the Sudanese Armed Forces, the Paramount Chief of the Jalul Tribe in North Darfur, the Commander of the Sudanese Liberation Army, and the Field Commander of the National Movement for Reform and Development.

29 March 2006 – The Security Council decides to extend the mandate of the Panel of Experts until 29 September 2006, through resolution 1665 (2006). The Panel was originally established through resolution 1591. The Panel is requested to provide a midterm report on its work to the Committee within 90 days, and a final report 30 days before the end of its mandate. It is stressed that all States and relevant organisations should provide the Committee and the Panel of Experts with information and full cooperation.

21 December 2005. Having determined that the situation in Sudan still constitutes a threat to the international security the Security Council, in resolution 1651 (2005) decides to extend the mandate of the Panel of Experts, originally set up through resolution 1591 (2005). The mandate is extended until 29 March 2006.

29 March 2005. Today the Security Council decided to tighten the arms embargo against the Sudanese government as well as against the rebel groups. A decision was taken to form a Council Committee to monitor the implementation of the arms embargo. The Council also decided to designate individuals who impede the peace process in Western Sudan's Darfur region and freeze their funds, financial assets and economic resources in their country, as well as the assets of the entitites those individuals own. A four-member Panel of Experts was also appointed to monitor the implementaion of the weapons ban, for a period of six months. See resolution 1591 (2005).

18 September 2004, by adopting resolution 1564 the Security Council declared that it would consider taking additional measures, including sanctions, should Sudan fail to comply fully with the previous resolutions (in particular resolution 1556) or cooperate with the African Union monitoring presence in Darfur. Possible sanctions like an embargo on oil or targeted sanctions aimed at members of the Sudanese government were mentioned.

July 30 2004, the Security Council adopted a resolution requiring the Sudanese government to take actions to calm the situation in the Darfur region. The resolution includes an arms embargo against all non-governmental entities and individuals. The Sudanese authorities were given 30 days to show they were taking actions to stop the attacks, to protect the people and continue the disarmament or they risk facing potential sanctions.