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UN Security Council Resolution 2149 - Central African Republic

UN Security Council Resolution 2149 - Central African Republic

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UN Security Council Resolution 2149 - Central African Republic
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UNCLASSIFIED
United Nations
S
/RES/2149 (2014)
 
Security Council
Distr.: General10 April 2014
Resolution 2149 (2014)
Adopted by the Security Council at its 7153rd
 
eetin!" on 10 April 2014
The Security Council 
,
 Recalling 
 its preio!s resol!tions and state"ents on t#e $entral A%ri&an Rep!'li& ($AR), in parti&!lar resol!tions 2121 (201), 212 (201) and 214  (2014),
 Reaffirming 
 its stron* &o""it"ent to t#e soerei*nt+, independen&e, !nit+ and territorial inte*rit+ o% t#e $AR, and re&allin* t#e i"portan&e o% t#e prin&iples o% noninter%eren&e, *oodnei*#'o!rliness and re*ional &ooperation,
 Reaffirming 
 t#e 'asi& prin&iples o% pea&e-eepin*, in&l!din* &onsent o% t#e  parties, i"partialit+, and non!se o% %or&e, e&ept in sel%de%en&e and de%en&e o% t#e "andate, and
recognizing 
 t#at t#e "andate o% ea&# pea&e-eepin* "ission is spe&i%i& to t#e need and sit!ation o% t#e &o!ntr+ &on&erned,
 Expressin
 deep &on&ern at t#e se&!rit+ sit!ation in t#e $AR,
 Recalling 
 t#at t#e ransitional A!t#orities #ae t#e pri"ar+ responsi'ilit+ to  prote&t t#e pop!lation in t#e $AR,
 Emphasizing 
 t#at an+ s!staina'le sol!tion to t#e &risis in t#e $AR s#o!ld 'e $ARoned, in&l!din* t#e politi&al pro&ess, and s#o!ld in&l!de t#e restr!&t!rin* o% t#e $entral A%ri&an se&!rit+ %or&es,
 Further emphasizin
 t#at t#e &ontin!ed role o% t#e re*ion, in&l!din* t#e $#air o% E$$AS and its ediator, as ell as t#e AU, ill 'e &riti&al %or t#e pro"otion o% lastin* pea&e and sta'ilit+ in t#e $AR,
Welcoming 
 t#e positie and de&isie i"pa&t o% S$A3s a&tions on t#e *ro!nd in prote&tin* &iilians and preentin* serio!s iolations o% international la, and t#e  pro*ress "ade in t#e i"ple"entation o% ot#er aspe&ts o% its "andate as re%le&ted in t#e %irst pro*ress report o% t#e AU $o""ission on t#e deplo+"ent and operations o% S$A s!'"itted p!rs!ant to para*rap# 2 o% resol!tion 212 (201),
 Remaining seriously concerned 
 '+ "!ltiple iolations o% international #!"anitarian la and t#e idespread #!"an ri*#ts iolations and a'!ses, in&l!din*
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t#ose inolin* etra!di&ial -illin*s, en%or&ed disappearan&es, ar'itrar+ arrests and detention, tort!re, se!al iolen&e a*ainst o"en and &#ildren, rape, re&r!it"ent and !se o% &#ildren and atta&-s a*ainst &iilians, in parti&!lar '!t not li"ited to !sli"s, and atta&-s a*ainst pla&es o% ors#ip, denial o% #!"anitarian a&&ess, &o""itted '+ 'ot# %or"er Sele-a ele"ents and "ilitia *ro!ps, in parti&!lar t#e 5anti6ala-a7,
Condemns
 in t#e stron*est ter"s all t#e atta&-s and proo&ations a*ainst S$A &ontin*ents '+ ar"ed *ro!ps and !r*in* t#e $AR ransitional A!t#orities to ta-e all possi'le "eas!res to ens!re t#e arrest and prose&!tion perpetrators,
Stressing 
 t#e !r*ent and i"peratie need to end i"p!nit+ in t#e $AR and to  'rin* to !sti&e perpetrators o% iolations o% international #!"anitarian la and o% a'!ses and iolations o% #!"an ri*#ts,
underlining 
 in t#is re*ard t#e need to 'olster national a&&o!nta'ilit+ "e&#anis"s and
underlining 
 its s!pport %or t#e or- o% t#e ndependent Epert on #!"an ri*#ts in t#e $AR and o% t#e nternational $o""ission o% n8!ir+,
 Reiteratin
 t#at all perpetrators o% s!&# a&ts "!st 'e #eld a&&o!nta'le and t#at so"e o% t#ose a&ts "a+ a"o!nt to &ri"es !nder t#e Ro"e Stat!te o% t#e nternational $ri"inal $o!rt ($$), to #i&# t#e $AR is a State part+, and %!rt#er
recalling 
 t#e state"ent "ade '+ t#e rose&!tor o% t#e $$ on  A!*!st 201 and 9 De&e"'er 201 and
noting 
 t#e de&ision "ade '+ t#e rose&!tor o% t#e $$ on  e'r!ar+ 2014 to open a preli"inar+ ea"ination on t#e sit!ation in t#e $AR sin&e Septe"'er 2012,
 Emphasizing 
 t#e ris- o% t#e sit!ation in t#e $AR proidin* a &ond!&ie eniron"ent %or transnational &ri"inal a&tiit+, s!&# as t#at inolin* ar"s tra%%i&-in* and t#e !se o% "er&enaries as ell as a potential 'reedin* *ro!nd %or radi&al netor-s,
 Acknowledging 
 in t#is respe&t t#e i"portant &ontri'!tion t#e $o!n&il"andated ar"s e"'ar*o &an "a-e to &o!nterin* t#e illi&it trans%er o% ar"s and related "ateriel in t#e $AR and its re*ion, and in s!pportin* post&on%li&t  pea&e'!ildin*, disar"a"ent, de"o'ili;ation and reinte*ration and se&!rit+ se&tor re%or", and
recalling 
 its resol!tion 212 (201) and epressin* *rae &on&ern at t#e t#reat to pea&e and se&!rit+ in t#e $AR arisin* %ro" t#e illi&it trans%er, desta'ili;in* a&&!"!lation and "is!se o% s"all ar"s and li*#t eapons,
 Recalling 
 its de&ision to esta'lis# a san&tions re*i"e p!rs!ant to resol!tions 212 (201) and 214 (2014) and
emphasizing 
 t#at t#e tar*eted san&tions ai" at, inter alia, indiid!als and entities desi*nated '+ t#e $o""ittee as en*a*in* in or  proidin* s!pport %or a&ts t#at !nder"ine t#e pea&e, sta'ilit+ or se&!rit+ o% t#e $AR, t#at i"pede t#e politi&al transition pro&ess or t#at %!el iolen&e and at indiid!als and entities desi*nated '+ t#e $o""ittee as inoled in plannin*, dire&tin*, or &o""ittin* a&ts t#at iolate international #!"an ri*#ts laor international #!"anitarian la or t#at &onstit!te #!"an ri*#ts a'!ses or iolations,
 Reiteratin
 its serio!s &on&ern at t#e dire #!"anitarian sit!ation in t#e $AR, and e"p#asi;in* in parti&!lar t#e #!"anitarian needs o% t#e "ore t#an <0,000 internall+ displa&ed persons and o% t#e "ore t#an 00,000 re%!*ees in nei*#'o!rin* &o!ntries, a lar*e n!"'er o% #i&# are !sli", and %!rt#er
expressing 
 &on&ern at 2
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t#e &onse8!en&es o% t#e %lo o% re%!*ees, on t#e sit!ation in $#ad, $a"eroon and t#e De"o&rati& Rep!'li& o% t#e $on*o, as ell as ot#er &o!ntries o% t#e re*ion,
 Expressing concern
 at t#e &ollapse o% t#e alread+ %ra*ile ad"inistration #i&# li"its t#e a'ilit+ o% t#e ne ransitional A!t#orities to *oern,
rging 
 all parties to ta-e t#e ne&essar+ steps to ens!re t#e sa%et+ and se&!rit+ o% #!"anitarian personnel, o% United Nations and asso&iated personnel and o% United Nations installation, e8!ip"ent and *oods,
 Reiteratin
 its appre&iation %or t#e on*oin* e%%orts o% t#e E&ono"i& $o""!nit+ o% $entral A%ri&an States (E$$AS) and its ediator re*ardin* t#e $AR &risis, as ell as t#e e%%orts o% t#e A%ri&an Union to resole t#e &risis, and t#e e%%orts o% t#e nternational $onta&t Gro!p on t#e $AR, &o&#aired '+ t#e AU and t#e Rep!'li& o% $on*o, and
welcoming 
 t#e &o""!ni8!= iss!ed at its 4t# "eetin* #eld in 6ra;;aille, on 21 ar&# 2014, in&l!din* t#e enisa*ed steps to en#an&e its e%%e&tieness and s!pport to t#e transition in t#e $AR, and
encouraging 
 all sta-e#olders to p!rs!e t#eir e%%orts,
 Reaffirming its deep appreciation
 %or t#e &riti&al role o% S$A, its troop and  poli&e&ontri'!tin* &o!ntries, and t#e ren&# or&es to prote&t &iilians, #elp i"proe t#e se&!rit+ sit!ation i""ediatel+ a%ter t#e adoption o% resol!tion 212 (201) and %!rt#er
expressing 
 appre&iation %or t#ose partners t#at #ae proided airli%t and ot#er s!pport to epedite t#e deplo+"ent o% troops and i"proe t#eir e%%e&tieness,
Welcoming 
 t#e de&ision o% t#e E!ropean Union, epressed at t#e "eetin* o% t#e $o!n&il o% t#e E!ropean Union #eld on 1 April 2014, to la!n&# a te"porar+ operation, EU>R R$A, to s!pport S$A in t#e $entral A%ri&an Rep!'li&,
 Expressin
 t#e need to a&&elerate t#e i"ple"entation o% t#e politi&al pro&ess, in&l!din* on t#e re&on&iliation aspe&ts and on t#e #oldin* o% %ree, %air, transparent and in&l!sie ele&tions as soon as te&#ni&all+ possi'le and no later t#an e'r!ar+ 201?,
Welcoming 
 t#e oint a&tion o% so"e do"esti& reli*io!s leaders at t#e national leel in tr+in* to pa&i%+ relations and preent iolen&e 'eteen reli*io!s &o""!nities and
noting 
 t#e need to a"pli%+ t#eir oi&es at t#e lo&al leel,
 Recalling 
 t#e need %or an in&l!sie and e%%e&tie disar"a"ent, de"o'ili;ation and reinte*ration pro&ess (DDR) as ell as repatriation (DDRR) in t#e &ase o% %orei*n %i*#ters #ile respe&tin* t#e need to %i*#t a*ainst i"p!nit+,
 Recalling 
 its resol!tions 12<? (1999), 129< (2000), 1<4 (200<), 1@ (200<) and 1@94 (2009) on t#e prote&tion o% &iilians in ar"ed &on%li&t, its resol!tions 1<12  (200?), 1@@2 (2009), 199@ (2011), 20<@ (2012) and 214 (2014) on $#ildren and Ar"ed $on%li&t and its resol!tions 12? (2000), 1@20 (200@), 1@@@ (2009), 1@@9  (2009), 19<0 (2010), 210< (201) and 2122 (201) on o"en, ea&e and Se&!rit+ and &allin* !pon all parties in t#e $AR to en*a*e it# t#e Spe&ial Representatie on $#ildren and Ar"ed $on%li&t and t#e Spe&ial Representatie on Se!al Biolen&e in $on%li&t,
 Acknowledging 
 t#e adoption o% t#e partners#ip arran*e"ent 'eteen t#e A%ri&an Union $o""ission and t#e United Nations >%%i&e o% t#e Spe&ial Representatie o% t#e Se&retar+General %or $#ildren and Ar"ed $on%li&t to
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