United Nations Security Council Resolution 1125

United Nations Security Council resolution 1125, adopted unanimously on 6 August 1997, after expressing concern at the situation facing the Central African Republic, the Council authorised the continuation of the Inter-African Mission to Monitor the Implementation of the Bangui Agreements (MISAB) mission in the country for a further three months.[1]

UN Security Council
Resolution 1125
The Central African Republic
Date6 August 1997
Meeting no.3,808
CodeS/RES/1125 (Document)
SubjectThe situation in Central African Republic
Voting summary
  • 15 voted for
  • None voted against
  • None abstained
Security Council composition
Permanent members
Non-permanent members
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Background Edit

In 1996, there were three successive mutinies by elements of the armed forces in the Central African Republic which resulted in a political and military crisis. The Bangui Agreements were signed by the President of the Central African Republic Ange-Félix Patassé and rebel forces in the capital Bangui and an inter-African force (MISAB) was established to restore peace and security in the country and to monitor the implementation of the Bangui Agreements.[2]

Resolution Edit

The Security Council determined that the situation in the Central African Republic constituted a threat to international peace and security and welcomed the efforts of states participating in MISAB.[3] It approved the efforts of the operation in securing a stable environment and supervising the surrendering of arms of former mutineers, militias and other persons.

Acting under Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter, countries participating in MISAB – Burkina Faso, Chad, Gabon, Mali, Senegal and Togo – to guarantee the safety and freedom of movement of their personnel for an initial period of three months.[2] The cost of the force would be borne on the participating states. Finally, the participating countries were required to submit reports every two weeks to the Secretary-General Kofi Annan.

See also Edit

References Edit

  1. ^ "Acting under Chapter VII, Security Council authorises mission in Central African Republic to ensure its security, freedom of movement". United Nations. 6 August 1997.
  2. ^ a b Sarooshi, Danesh (1999). The United Nations and the development of collective security: the delegation by the UN Security Council of its chapter VII powers. Oxford University Press. p. 244. ISBN 978-0-19-826863-5.
  3. ^ Chesterman, Simón (2002). Just war or just peace?: humanitarian intervention and international law. Oxford University Press. p. 139. ISBN 978-0-19-925799-7.

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