posted on Tue 8 Mar 2011 11:16 AM
Insights on the DRC Sanctions Committee

Members of the DRC Group of Experts met today with the DRC Sanctions Committee ahead of their deployment to the DRC. Among the issues discussed were sexual violence and implementation of the due dilligence guidelines.

On 29 November the Council adopted resolution 1952 extending the mandate of the Group of Experts till November 2011. Resolution 1952 also added a sixth expert on natural resources to the Panel. So far five out of the six experts have been appointed, The appointment of the financial expert has been held up by objections from some Council members to the proposed expert.

The Group of Experts is expected to report to the Council through the DRC Sanctions Committee on 18 May and then again on 17 October.