Cautiously Optimistic: Th e Case for Maintaining Sanctions in Liberia

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2006
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Ths Global Witness 2006 briefing paper recommended that United Nations sanctions on timber and diamonds should not be lifted before Liberia meets the criteria set out in UNSC Resolution 1521 (2003). Failure to enforce these benchmarks would undermine sanctions regimes in general, and in Liberia’s case prematurely expose the natural resource sector to abuse before the government has had a chance to fully control it.

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