Ms Prost informed the CAHDI of the successes, the setbacks and the challenges faced by the Ombudsperson four year after her appointment. First, she recalled that the Office of the Ombudsperson was established by UNSC Resolution 1904 (2009) and that it became operational in July 2010. In this regard, she provided information on the number of petitions submitted since the establishment, a number which was high due to the simplicity of the procedure as well as to its fair and independent nature. Regarding the setbacks, Ms Prost referred to the interventions by national and regional courts to assess the sufficiency of the listings, which undermined the effectiveness of the sanctions regimes. She finally highlighted some of the key challenges and notably the access to classified and confidential information, the contractual and structural issues of the Office and the question of the extension of the Ombudsperson’s mandate to other sanctions regime.
The full version of the presentation of Ms Kimberly Prost is available at the following link (English only).