The 1267 Committee
(previously known as the Al-Qaida and Taliban Sanctions Committee
), was established on 15 October 1999, pursuant to UN Security Council Resolution 1267
concerning Osama bin Laden, al-Qaeda
and/or the Taliban
and associated individuals and entities. The 1267 Committee is one of three Security Council committees dealing with counter-terrorism
. The other two committees are the Counter-Terrorism Committee
established pursuant to Security Council Resolution 1373
(2001), and the Security Council Committee established pursuant to Resolution 1540
Resolution 1267 (1999) and subsequent resolutions have all been adopted under Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter
and require all UN Member States to, inter alia: "freeze the assets of, prevent the entry into or transit through their territories by, and prevent the direct or indirect supply, sale and transfer of arms and military equipment to any individual or entity associated with Al-Qaeda, Osama bin Laden
and/or the Taliban as designated by the Committee".
Since June 2011, the 1267 Committee now deals exclusively with sanctions relating to the Taliban; the 1989 Committee
deals with sanctions relating to Al-Qaida.
The 1267 Committee, like other Security Council committees, is composed of Member State representatives from the fifteen members of the United Nations Security Council – these include the five permanent members: China, France, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom... Read More