EURASIA LIFT

Human Rights Issues in Eurasia / Правовые Вопросы В Регионах Евразии

Security Council’s Counter-Terrorism Measures Lack Legal Basis

Posted by Info on 27/10/2010

The regime created by the Security Council to counter terrorism is outside the scope of its powers.

There are problems with the Al-Qaida and Taliban sanctions regime initiated by Council resolution 1267 of 1999 introduced 11 years ago as “a form of smart sanctions against a defined group of persons, and limited in time and space.

While resolution 1267 (1999) using its Chapter VII powers to maintain a permanent list of terrorist individuals and entities anywhere in the world and to impose its application upon all Member States as a legally binding Charter obligation goes beyond the powers of the Security Council.

The Council took steps to reform the terrorist listing and de-listing procedures, including the establishment of the Office of the delisting Ombudsperson in 2009.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

 
%d bloggers like this: