Security Council selects official to assist with Al-Qaida and Taliban sanctions

7 June 2010
Kimberly Prost

A Security Council committee overseeing sanctions against the Taliban and Al-Qaida today appointed a Canadian judge to help decide which names of individuals or entities to remove from the committee’s consolidated list of people facing sanctions.

“The committee, which consulted closely with the Secretary-General in the appointment of the ombudsperson, notes that Judge Kimberly Prost brings to the post an extensive background in the relevant fields of law, human rights and counter-terrorism,” United Nations spokesperson Farhan Haq told journalists later during a briefing in New York.

Judge Prost previously served as an ad litem judge with the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), which is based in The Hague.

The Security Council Sanctions Committee established pursuant to Security Council resolution 1267 oversees the implementation by States of the three sanctions measures –an assets freeze, a travel ban and an arms embargo – imposed by the Security Council on individuals and entities associated with the Taliban, Osama Bin Laden and Al-Qaida.


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