§ Lord Corbett of Castle Vale
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether there have been any recent changes to UN sanctions against Somalia, the Former Republic of Yugoslavia and Sudan. [HL1290]
§ The Minister for Trade (Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean)
With the support of Her Majesty's Government, the range of sanctions imposed against Somalia, the 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) to (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).83WA
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.