UNSC 1267 Committee: UNSC’s sanctions committee blacklists LeT’s Makki after China lifts its hold

Source: The post is based on the article “UNSC’s sanctions committee blacklists LeT’s Makki after China lifts its hold” published in The Hindu on 17th January 2023.

What is the News?

The United Nations Security Council(UNSC) 1267 Committee has listed Abdul Rehman Makki as a global terrorist.

What is the UNSC 1267 Committee?

It was first set up in 1999 (updated in 2011 and 2015). It maintains the list of terrorist groups affiliated with Al Qaeda and ISIS.

It allows any UN member state to propose adding the name of a terrorist or terror group to a consolidated list, maintained by the Committee, that has affiliations to Al Qaeda and ISIS.

It comprises all permanent and non-permanent members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).

What is the procedure for listing on the UNSC 1267 Committee?

Any member state can submit a proposal for listing an individual, group, or entity.

The proposal must include acts or activities indicating the proposed individual/group/entity had participated “in the financing, planning, facilitating, preparing, or perpetrating of acts or activities” linked to “ISIL (Da’esh), Al-Qaida or any cell, affiliate, splinter group or derivative thereof”.

Decisions on listing and delisting are adopted by consensus. The proposal is sent to all the members, and if no member objects within five working days, the proposal is adopted. An “objection” means curtains for the proposal.

Any member of the Committee may also put a “technical hold” on the proposal and ask for more information from the proposing member state. During this time, other members may also place their own holds.

The matter remains on the “pending” list of the Committee until such time as the member state that has placed the hold decides to turn its decision into an “objection”, or until all those who have placed holds remove them within a timeframe laid down by the Committee.

Pending issues must be resolved in six months, but the member state that has placed the hold may ask for an additional three months. At the end of this period, if an objection is not placed, the matter is considered approved.

 

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