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The tendency sometimes to protect perpetrators for the sake of peace...doesn't help society. Impunity should not be allowed to stand. - Kofi Annan on Waki report

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United Nations S/RES/1940 (2010)

Security Council Distr.: General

29 September 2010

Resolution 1940 (2010) - Adopted by the Security Council at its 6392nd meeting, on 29 September 2010

The Security Council,

Recalling all its previous resolutions on Sierra Leone, in particular resolution 1132 (1997) and 1171 (1998),

Recalling further its readiness to terminate the measures once the control of the Government of Sierra Leone has been fully re-established over all its territory, and when all non-governmental forces have been disarmed and demobilized,

Reaffirming its commitment to support the recovery of Sierra Leone from conflict and to the country’s peace, security and development,

Commending the continuing role of the United Nations Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Sierra Leone in this regard,

Welcoming the letter to the President of the Council dated 9 September 2010 from the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Sierra Leone, updating the Council on the situation in Sierra Leone and requesting that the measures in place be lifted,

Commending the work of the Security Council Committee established pursuant to paragraph 10 of resolution 1132 (1997) concerning Sierra Leone,

Taking note of the 2009 Report of the Committee pursuant to resolution 1132 (1997) concerning Sierra Leone (S/2009/690) and, in particular, the Chairman’s observations in paragraph 17,

Urging all States to cooperate with and render assistance to the Special Court for Sierra Leone, or any institution to which the Special Court has transferred his case, to bring Johnny Paul Koroma to justice if he is found to be alive, and calls on him to surrender,

Calling on all States to cooperate with the International Criminal Police Organisation (INTERPOL) in apprehending and transferring Johhny Paul Koroma, if he is found to be alive,

Acting under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations,

1. Decides to terminate, with immediate effect, the measures set forth in paragraphs 2, 4 and 5 of resolution 1171 (1998);

2. Decides further to dissolve the Committee established by paragraph 10 of resolution 1132 (1997) with immediate effect.

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