FOR IMMEDAITE RELEASE
The United States welcomes the appointment of Judge Kimberly Prost, an eminently qualified Canadian jurist, to be the first Ombudsperson for the UN Security Council’s 1267 al-Qaeda/Taliban sanctions regime. The appointment of an Ombudsperson, who will help the Committee consider requests from individuals seeking to have the sanctions upon them removed, is an important step to improve the transparency of the 1267 al-Qaeda/Taliban sanctions regime and make it an even stronger and more effective counter-terrorism tool.
We look forward to working closely with Judge Prost as she carries out her mandate under Security Council Resolution 1904. We intend to support her efforts, including by providing information relevant to the retention or removal of names on the 1267 Committee List.
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