Decree No. 6568, September 16 2008

Original Language Title: Decreto nº 6.568, de 16 de Setembro de 2008

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DECREE NO 6,568, DE September 16, 2008.

Disposes about execution in the Territory National of Resolution no 1792, of December 19, 2007, of the United Nations Security Council, which renews the sanctions regime against Liberia.

THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC, in the use of the attribution that confers you the art. 84, inciso IV, of the Constitution, and according to art. 25 of the Charter of the United Nations, promulgated by Decree no 19,841 of October 22, 1945, and

Considering the provisions of the Resolutions nos 1521, of December 22, 2003, 1532, March 12, 2004, 1683, June 13, 2006, June 13, 2006, and 1731, of December 20, 2006, of the United Nations Security Council, incorporated into the Brazilian legal order, respectively by the Decrees nos 4,995, of February 19, 2004, 5,096, from 1o June 2004, 5,884, from 1o September 2006, and 6,034, from 1o February 2007 ;

Considering the adoption, on December 19, 2007, of Resolution no 1792 of the Council of Security of the United Nations, which, among other arrangements, renews until December 19, 2008 the sanctions regime against Liberia in accordance with the criteria set out in Resolutions nos 1521 (2003), 1683 (2006) and 1731 (2006) ;

DECRETA:

Art. 1o Ficam Brazilian authorities obliged, within the framework of their respective assignments, to the fulfilment of the provisions of Resolution no 1792, adopted by the United Nations Security Council on December 19, 2007, attached to this Decree.

Art. 2o This Decree goes into effect on the date of its publication.

Brasilia, September 16, 2008 ; 187o of Independence and 120the of the Republic.

LUIZ INACIO LULA DA SILVA

Celso Luiz Nunes Amorim

ANNEX

The Security Council,

Recalling the statements of the President and previous resolutions about the situation in Liberia and the West Africa,

Greeting the sustained progress achieved by the Government of Liberia since January 2006, in the reconstruction of Liberia for the benefit of all Liberians, with the support of the international community,

Recording your decision not to renew the measures in paragraph 10 of resolution 1521 (2003) related to logs and timber products originating in Liberia, and emphasizing that Liberia's progress in the timber sector should continue with the implementation and implementation of the National Forest Reform Act of October 5, 2006, including the establishment of land possession titles, the conservation and protection of biodiversity and the process of awarding contracts for forest commercial operations,

Recording its decision to suspend the measures in paragraph 6 of resolution 1521 (2003) about diamonds,

Greeting the participation of the Government of Liberia in the Kimberley Process Certification System, registering the implementation of the necessary internal controls and other requirements of the Kimberley Process by Liberia, and urging the Government of Liberia to continue to work diligently to ensure the efficiency of that control,

Emphasizing the continuing importance of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) to improve the security in Liberia and help the Government establish its authority across the country, particularly in the diamond and timber producing regions and in the border areas,

Taking note of the report of the Peritos Panel in Liberia of the United Nations of December 5 2007 (S/2007/689), including the issues of diamonds, wood, targeted sanctions and weapons and security,

Having reviewed the measures imposed by paragraphs 2 and 4 of resolution 1521 (2003) and paragraph 1 of the resolution 1532 (2004) and the progress in fulfilling the conditions required by paragraph 5 of resolution 1521 (2003), and concluding that progress in that direction has been insufficient,

Underlining your determination to support the Government in its efforts to meet such conditions and encouraging donors to take action in the same way,

Instating all parties to support the Government of Liberia in the identification and implementation of measures which will ensure progress in compliance with the conditions set out in paragraph 5 of resolution 1521 (2003),

Determining that in spite of the significant progress achieved in Liberia, the situation in the country continues to pose a threat to international peace and security in the region,

Updated on the basis of Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter,

1.Decide, based on the evaluation of progress made up to this date for the fulfilment of the conditions for the suspension of measures imposed by resolution 1521 (2003):

(a) Renew the measures on weapons imposed by paragraph 2 of resolution 1521 (2003) and modified by paragraphs 1 and 2 of resolution 1683 (2006) and by paragraph 1 (b) of resolution 1731 (2006) and renew the measures on travel imposed by paragraph 4 of resolution 1521 (2003) for a period of 12 months from the date of adoption of this resolving ;

(b) That Member States shall notify the Committee established by paragraph 21 of resolution 1521 (2003) (?the Committee?) in relation to the receipt of all weapons and materials received in accordance with paragraph 2 (e) or 2 (f) of resolution 1521 (2003), paragraph 2 of resolution 1683 (2006), or paragraph 1 (b) of resolution 1731 ;

(c) Rever any of the measures mentioned above at the request of the Government of Liberia, as the Government notifies the Council that the conditions set out in resolution 1521 (2003) to suspend the measures have already been met, and provide the Council with the information justifying such assessment ;

2.Recorda that the measures imposed by paragraph 1 of resolution 1532 (2004) remain in force, register with concern the findings of the Panel of Experts on the lack of progress in that regard, and urges the Government of Liberia to continue to undertake all necessary efforts to comply with its obligations ;

3. Confirms again its intention to review, at least once a year, the measures imposed in paragraph 1 of resolution 1532 (2004) ;

4. Congratulates UNMIL on assistance to the Government of Liberia in carrying out joint patrols with the Forest Development Authority, with a view to strengthening government control over forest areas ;

5. Decides to extend the mandate of the Panel of Experts established by paragraph 1 of resolution 1760 (2007), for a further period until June 20, 2008, so as to fulfil the following tasks:

a) Conduct a follow-up mission of evaluation in Liberia and neighbouring states, to investigate and draw up a report on the implementation and any violations of the measures imposed by resolution 1521 (2003) and renewed in paragraph 1the above, including any information relevant to the designation of individuals, by the Committee, as per the paragraph 4 (a) of resolution 1521 (2003) and paragraph 1 of resolution 1532 (2004), and including the various sources of funding, such as those arising from natural resources, for the illicit trafficking of weapons ;

(b) Assessing the impact and effectiveness of the measures imposed by paragraph 1 of resolution 1532 (2004), including, in particular, with regard to the assets of former President Charles Taylor ;

(c) Assessing the implementation of forest legislation passed by the Liberian Congress in 19 of September 2006 and sanctioned by President Johnson-Sirleaf on October 5, 2006 ;

(d) Assess the fulfilment by the Government of Liberia of its obligations to the System of Kimberley Process Certification, and coordinate with the Kimberley Process for the assessment of compliance with those obligations ;

(e) Informing to the Council, by means of the Committee, until July 1, 2008, on all subjects listed in this paragraph, and provide, as appropriate, informal updates to the Committee before that date, especially on progress in the lumber sector since the suspension of paragraph 10 of resolution 1521 (2003) in June 2006 and in the sector of diamonds since the suspension of paragraph 6 of resolution 1521 (2003) in April 2007 ;

(f) Cooperation actively with other relevant groups of experts, in particular with the Group of Experts for the Côte d' Ivoire reinstated by paragraph 8 of resolution 1782 (2007) and with the Kimberley Process Certification System ;

(g) Identify and make recommendations regarding areas in which the capacity of the States of the region can be strengthened to facilitate the implementation of the measures imposed by paragraph 4 of resolution 1521 (2003) and paragraph 1 of resolution 1532 (2004) ;

6. Calls on the Secretary-General to appoint again the current members of the Peritos Panel and make the necessary financial and security arrangements to support the Panel's work ;

7. Urges all States and the Government of Liberia to cooperate fully with the Panel of Experts on all aspects of their mandate ;

8. Encourages the Liberian Government to invite the Kimberley Process to conduct re-evaluation mission, in up to one year from the full participation and implementation of the Kimberley Process Certification System by Liberia ;

9. Encourages the Kimberley Process to inform the Security Council, through the Sanctions Committee, as appropriate, on any eventual re-evaluation visit to Liberia as well as on its assessment of the progress achieved by the Liberian Government in the implementation of the Kimberley Process Certification System ;

10. Decides to continue to actively occupy the issue.