UN Resolutions On Libya 2213 And 2214 Of 2015

Author:Mr John Whittaker, Mike Swangard, Patrick Murphy, Albudery Shariha and John Brooke
Profession:Clyde & Co

The UN Security Council has again, by unanimous vote, decided to follow up on the Resolutions passed in the summer of 2014 and has unanimously passed two further Resolutions on Libya.

These new resolutions draw attention to the fact that travel bans against certain persons remain in place, call for a ceasefire, and draw attention to the growing threat of Islamic extremism. Resolution 2214 of 2015 outlines and demonstrates the concern that the UN has for the increasing threat posed by ISIL, its supporters and other groups associated with similar terrorist organisations and the probable effect on the future stability of Libya.

The UN Security Council asked the Sanctions Committee (established in 2011) to consider requests for arms and equipment for use by the Libyan Government, (although it does not refer to which of the two current governments this request is designed to support).  It refers to "use by official Armed Forces to combat ISIL and similar organisations".


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