The Security Council Committee on the Sudan discusses the Panel’s final report

The United Nations issued a press release stating that the Security Council Committee established by resolution 1591 (2005) concerning the Sudan on 15 January 2024 met today to review the final report of the Panel of Experts on the Sudan submitted to the Committee in accordance with paragraph 2 of resolution 2676 (2023).

The United Nations stated that the Commission had reminded parties to the conflict in Darfur of the need to abide by their obligations under international humanitarian law to protect civilians from violence, including the protection of women and children from sexual violence, and to protect children from recruitment into their armed forces.

The Committee also reminded parties that perpetrators of violations of international humanitarian law and other atrocities may be subject to specific penalties in accordance with paragraph 3 (c) of resolution 1591 (2005).

The Committee stressed the need for the authorities and Member States facilitating the transfer of arms and military equipment to Darfur to abide by their obligations under the arms embargo procedures as set out in paragraphs 7 and 8 of resolution 1556 (2004).

The Committee stated that breaches of the arms embargo may be identified for specific actions in accordance with paragraph 3 (c) of resolution 1591 (2005).

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