The Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1970 (2011) concerning Libya was established on 26 February 2011 to oversee the relevant sanctions measures and to undertake the tasks set out by the Security Council in paragraph 24 of the same resolution. The mandate of the Committee was subsequently expanded by resolution 1973 (2011) to also apply to the measures decided in this resolution.
On 16 September 2011, the Council adopted resolution 2009 (2011) by which it eased, or lifted, some of the measures.
The sanctions measures currently in effect include:
- an arms embargo
- a travel ban
- an assets freeze
- measures in relation to attempts to illicitly export crude oil
Exemptions to the measures are described in the three resolutions. In monitoring the implementation of these measures, the Committee is assisted by a Panel of Experts.
On 7 March, 25 July 2012, and 9 October 2012, the Committee issued implementation assistance notices concerning, respectively, the asset freeze and arms embargo measures. On 27 August 2013, the Committee updated implementation assistance notice #2.
On 23 March 2012, the Committee submitted to the Security Council a report pursuant to paragraph 5 of resolution 2017 (2011), concerning the proliferation of arms and related materiel of all types from Libya in the region.
On 14 March 2013, the Council adopted resolution 2095 (2013), by which it further eased the arms embargo.
On 14 March 2014, the Council adopted resolution 2144 (2014), by which it stressed compliance with the modalities of arms supplies, including ensuring that transfers reached and remained with the designated end-user, and encouraged bilateral consultations regarding claims for misappropriated funds.
On 19 March 2014, the Council adopted resolution 2146 (2014), by which it decided to impose measures, on vessels designated by the Committee, in relation to attempts to illicitly export crude oil from Libya.
The current Chair of the Committee, for the period ending 31 December 2014, is His Excellency Mr. Eugène-Richard Gasana (Rwanda). The Vice-Chair for 2014 is the Republic of Korea.