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On Tue, 17 Oct 2000, Stuart Halford wrote: > Does anyone know what Security resolution 1302 stands for ? .... please > > thanks Security Council Resolution 1302 was passed on 8 June this year, and is the latest SCR relating to Iraq. For a full list of security council resolutions relating to Iraq, including a brief summary of each, see www.casi.org.uk/info/scriraq.html Since its inception in 1996, the 'oil-for-food' program has run in phases of 180 days, always described as 'a temporary measure to continue to provide for the humanitarian needs of the Iraqi people'. SCR 1302 begins Phase VII of 'oil for food', and so is largely reiterative of previous 'oil for food' resolutions. There are, however, a couple of important points: 1. New 'green lists' for items relating to water and sanitation are asked for. These lists state which items may be imported to Iraq without the individual approval of each contract by the Sanctions Committee (the committee established by SCR 661 to monitor sanctions). They first appeared with SCR 1284, which requested lists for the areas of 'foodstuffs, pharmaceutical and medical supplies, as well as basic or standard medical and agricultural equipment and basic or standard educational items'. 2. The permission to increase the amount spent on import of spare parts for oil industry corresponding to $600, first granted in SCR 1293, is extended for Phase VII. 3. Paragraph 18 '[i]nvites the Secretary-General to appoint independent experts to prepare by 26 November 2000 a comprehensive report and analysis of the humanitarian situation in Iraq'. However, the last 'oil for food report' (Phase 8 90 day) says that 'the Government of Iraq has indicated that it does not intend to cooperate with or issue visas to such experts'. It is unclear whether this will affect the quality of the report, as most data probably would come from UN agencies already present in Iraq. Links to the UN press release on SCR 1302 and to BBC coverage of the politics around the resolution can be found on www.casi.org.uk/info/scriraq.html. Regards, Per Klevnäs -- Research Co-ordinator, Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq http://www.casi.org.uk fax 0870 063 5022 Girton College, tel: +44 (0)79 905 01 905 Cambridge CB3 0JG fax: +44 (0)87 016 96 390 England -- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- This is a discussion list run by the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq For removal from list, email email@example.com Full details of CASI's various lists can be found on the CASI website: http://www.casi.org.uk