HC Deb 13 November 2001 vol 374 c664W
Gillian Merron

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent changes there have been to United Nations sanctions against(a) Somalia, (b) the former Republic of Yugoslavia and (c) Sudan. [14970]

Peter Hain

With the support of Her Majesty's Government, the range of sanctions imposed against Somalia, the Former Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY) and Sudan has been amended by the United Nations Security Council (the "UNSC").

On 19 June 2001 the UNSC adopted resolution 1356(2001) introducing certain limited exemptions to the arms embargo against Somalia. The arms embargo does not now apply to the temporary export of protective clothing for use exclusively by the UN, media or humanitarian and development workers, nor to supplies of non-lethal military equipment intended solely for humanitarian or protective use.

On 10 September 2001 the UNSC noted that the conditions called for by paragraphs 16(a)-(e) of resolution 1160(1998) had been met by the FRY Government, and subsequently decided to adopt resolution 1367(2001) which terminated the measures called for by resolution 1160(1998).

On 28 September 2001 the UNSC noted the steps taken by the Government of Sudan to comply with the provisions of resolution 1054(1996) and resolution 1070(1996) and agreed to adopt resolution 1372(2001) terminating the measures imposed by those resolutions.