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).

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