UN Security Council sanctions
The Security Council sets up sanction systems by adopting a resolution (based on Chapter VII of the UN-Charter). In such a resolution, the type of sanction (e.g. embargoes, visa ban, freezing of assets) and the category of persons targeted is determined.
Moreover, this resolution will create a Security Council Sanctions Committee in which all 15 of the member states have a seat. This Sanctions Committee will have the authority to control the execution of the sanctions defined in the resolution.
Individuals and entities whose names were placed on UN-sanctions lists, can apply for being removed from the list at the UN-focal point (PDF, 22.92 KB).
For more information:
- Site of the Security Council (link to http://www.un.org/sc/committees/) where all information concerning the different sanction systems is gathered.