Following the continued refusal of the Taliban to turn over Usama bin Laden for prosecution, its reluctance to engage in a broader peace process, and its threats to destroy part of Afghanistan’s cultural and historical heritage, the UNSC passed UNSCR 1333 on 19 December 2000, expanding the sanctions against the Taliban and broadening them to bin Laden and Al-Qaida. UNSCR 1363 (30 July 2001) established a New York-based Monitoring Team to monitor sanctions implementation and a Sanctions Enforcement Team to provide the Monitoring Team with expertise in key issue areas.
Coerce the Taliban to turn over bin Laden and close terrorist training camps on its territory.
Constrain both the Taliban and Al-Qaida from engaging in proscribed activities (particularly terrorism).
Signal both the Taliban and Al-Qaida about a growing number of norm violations.
Expansion of the existing aviation ban (from aircrafts owned by the Taliban to landing anywhere in the territory controlled by them) and individual / entity asset freeze (from Taliban to bin Laden and Al-Qaida as an organization).
Newly imposed arms imports embargo on the Taliban (and areas of the country controlled by them), diplomatic sanctions on the Taliban (closure of Taliban offices in MS territories and withdrawal of any officials, agents, advisers, and military personnel advising Taliban), and a ban on imports of a substance used in the processing of heroin (acetic anhydride).
New sanctions were imposed for a limited time period (1 year) and their imposition was deliberately delayed by 1 month. Sanctions Committee in place, Committee of Experts and Monitoring Group were created during the episode. Designation criteria were specified and targets designated (maximum number of designees during the episode – 161 individual designees, 7 entities; Taliban designations included 151 individuals and 7 entities, Al-Qaida 10 individuals). Enforcement authorities not specified.
Taliban refused to extradite bin Laden and indeed became more closely aligned with him during this episode.
Additional sanctions pushed the Taliban closer to bin Laden
Ariana Airlines was fully grounded during this episode, but the other sanctions appeared to inconvenience, rather than constrain, the targets.
Sanctions appear critical to grounding of Ariana Airlines.
Clear articulation of violation of norm against terrorism and further isolation of the Taliban, but degree of stigmatization felt by the targets was limited.
Expansion of sanctions against Taliban and extension to Al-Qaida was the principal mechanism for diffusing the international norm. However, Taliban behavior against Afghan cultural heritage also contributed to its stigmatization internationally.
Increase in corruption and criminality, strengthening of authoritarian rule, rally round the flag effect, increase in human rights violations, strengthening of political factions, humanitarian consequences.