U.N. Imposes Sanctions on Liberia for Non-Compliance with Sierra Leone Resolution

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Friday, June 1, 2001
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
17
Issue: 
6
260
Abstract: 
On May 4, 2001, the United Nations Security Council, which met in closed consultations on Liberia, considered the Secretary-General’s report on Liberia, and imposed sanctions on Liberia, effective May 7, 2001. After the meeting, Security Council President James Cunningham of the United States said that, in accordance with Resolution 1343, additional sanctions measures against Liberia would go into effect. The measures would include (1) a ban on the direct or indirect import of all rough diamonds from Liberia and (2) measures to prevent travel by senior members of the Government of Liberia and their spouses…[more]