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A clarification of http://www.casi.org.uk/discuss/2001/msg00664.html: It should be noted that in 1992 there was a notification-only procedure for some foodstuffs and medicines. (1) Also, S/1996/700 (para. 43) is a bit vague. It's unclear whether the Security Council President and group of non-aligned States proposed a new procedure for items not already notification-only, or whether the President and group wanted the 661 Committee to modify the existing procedure to include items not already notification-only. It should also be noted that any proposed modified procedure in 1992 could not exactly be the one later approved in SCR 1284. In 1992 OIP didn't exist and notification-only item information was sent to the 661 Committee. All items under the proposed SCR 1284 procedure were to be notified to OIP, and OIP could approve items on the "green lists". The 661 Committee was supposed to review items on the 1051 list or not on the "green lists". If the Council adopts the proposals in UK Draft SCR of 20 June 2001 (para. 2), theoretically OIP will approve items not on the revised Goods Review List (GRL), and the 661 Committee will review items on the GRL. The 1992 handler for notification-only items may have been different from the proposed 1999 notification-only handler, but the concept was still the same: exempt more specific items from 661 Committee review and approval, and make them notification-only. Despite its vagueness, S/1996/700 (para. 43) seems to clearly show that the Security Council President and several non-aligned countries recommended further review and approval exemptions for particular "humanitarian" items. The Security Council, through the 661 Committee, rejected this proposal. 1. Paul Conlon, "United Nations Sanctions Management: A Case Study of the Iraq Sanctions Committee, 1990-1994", (Washington, DC: Procedural Aspects of International Law Institute, 2000), pg. 6 Nathaniel Hurd Iraq Sanctions Project (ISP) Associate Center for Economic and Social Rights (CESR) 162 Montague Street, 2nd Floor Brooklyn, NY 11201 USA Tel.: 718-237-9145, x 21 Fax: 718-237-9147 Mobile: 917-407-3389 Personal E-Fax: 707-221-7449 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.cesr.org/isp *The contents of this message may contain personal views which are not the views of ISP, unless specifically stated* -- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- 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