UN sanctions imposed on the AFRC (UNSCR 1132, 8 October 1997) to restore the democratically elected President Kabbah and to constrain all parties to the conflict (particularly the RUF) in an effort to cease hostilities.
Coerce the AFRC into restoring the democratically elected government (Kabbah) to power.
Constrain the RUF and the AFRC from further acts of violence and to cease interference with humanitarian relief efforts.
Signal support for the democratically elected government.
Travel ban on the military junta and their adult family members (diplomatic sanctions), petroleum imports ban, and arms imports embargo on all parties to the conflict.
Sanctions Committee created, no sanctions monitoring mechanism in place. Enforcement authorities specified, PKO had enforcement role.
Regional ceasefire and agreement to restore constitutional rule (the Conakry Communiqué) was negotiated on October 23, 1997; Kabbah was restored to office on 10 March 1998 after ECOMOG forces recaptured Freetown.
ECOMOG forces intervened in the country and there were active ECOWAS diplomatic activities.
AFRC was constrained, while fighting between RUF and ECOMOG forces continued throughout the episode.
Reinforced ECOWAS sanctions and ECOMOG activity.
Goals (democracy support) clearly articulated in the UNSCR, as well as reinforcement of regional initiatives (ECOWAS).
No country recognized the regime during this episode.
Increase in corruption and/or criminality, increase in human rights violations, humanitarian consequences, decline in the credibility and/or legitimacy of UN Security Council.