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Dear list members, Two things have been brought to my attention about interpreting SCR 1382. First, the French version of paragraph two reads "decides to adopt the List and the procedures, subject to eventual refinements that could be made to them with the Council's consent on the basis of future consultations". This text seems to favour the first interpretation, namely that the list and procedures have been adopted, but "could" be refined by future resolutions. The Spanish version also uses the "decides to adopt" rather than the English's "decides that it will adopt". Second, the UN has actually issued two contradictory press releases, one favouring each interpretation. The first, at http://www0.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=2293&Cr=Iraq&Cr1=oil, reads: <quote begins> the Council also took note of a proposed Goods Review List, which is under consideration with a view to speeding up the delivery of humanitarian assistance to Iraq. The Council decided it will "adopt the List and the procedures, subject to any refinements to them agreed by the Council in light of further consultations, for implementation beginning on 30 May 2002." <quote ends> The second, at http://www.un.org/News/Press/docs/2001/SC7229.doc.htm, reads: <quote begins> the Council also approved a proposed Goods Review List, attached as an Annex 1, open for implementation on 30 May 2002. Items on the list ... are subject to procedures attached in Annex 2... <quote ends> Best, Colin Rowat work | Room 406, Department of Economics | The University of Birmingham | Birmingham, B15 2TT, UK | (+44/0) 121 414 3754 | (+44/0) 121 414 7377 (fax) | email@example.com personal | (+44/0) 7768 056 984 (mobile) | (+44/0) 7092 378 517 (fax) | (707) 221 3672 (US fax) | firstname.lastname@example.org -- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- This is a discussion list run by the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq For removal from list, email email@example.com CASI's website - www.casi.org.uk - includes an archive of all postings.