U.N. Security Votes Sanctions Against Liberia and Demands it Cease Support for Sierra Leone’s RUF

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Tuesday, May 1, 2001
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
17
Issue: 
5
209
Abstract: 
On March 7, 2001, the United Nations Security Council passed a resolution, demanding that the Government of Liberia immediately stop its support for Sierra Leone’s Revolutionary United Front (RUF) and other armed rebel groups in the West African subregion as it imposed wide-ranging sanctions on Liberia. Unanimously adopting resolution 1344 (2001), under Chapter VII of the U.N. Charter, the Security Council demanded that Liberia expel all RUF members and prohibit all the group’s activities on its territory…[more]