United Nations Mission of Observers in Sierra Leone (UNOMSIL)

Mission d'observation des Nations Unies en Sierra Leone (MONUSIL)

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13 Jul 1998, by E-XE3376 - United Nations Security Council (UNSC), as part of United Nations Peace-keeping Operations, within F-XF1000 - United Nations System, in the framework of A-XA3375 - United Nations (UN). Initial mandat for 6 months. Mandate expired 22 Oct 1999 when replaced by U-XF6007 - United Nations Mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL).


'Military element': Monitor military and security situation in Sierra Leone as a whole; monitor disarmament and demobilization of former combatants concentrated in secure areas of the country, including the role of the Military Observer Group of the Economic Community of West African States in the provision of security and in the collection and destruction of arms in those secure areas; assist in monitoring respect for international humanitarian law, including at disarmament and demobilization sites, where security conditions permitted; monitor voluntary disarmament and demobilization of members of the Civil Defence Forces, security conditions permitting. 'Civilian element': Advice, in coordination with other international efforts, the Government of Sierra Leone and local police officials on police practice, training, re-equipment and recruitment, in particular on the need to respect internationally accepted standards of policing in democratic societies; advice on the planning of the reform and restructuring of the police force; monitor progress; report on violations of international humanitarian law and human rights; assist the government in its efforts to address the country's human rights needs.

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