[House Document 108-153]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office]




108th Congress, 2d Session - - - - - - - - - - - - House Document 108-
153
 
TERMINATION OF THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY WITH RESPECT TO SIERRA LEONE AND 
                                LIBERIA

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                             COMMUNICATION

                                  from

                   THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

                              transmitting

NOTIFICATION TO TERMINATE THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY WITH RESPECT TO SIERRA 
  LEONE IN EXECUTIVE ORDER 13194 OF JANUARY 18, 2001, AND EXPANDED IN 
SCOPE WITH RESPECT TO LIBERIA BY EXECUTIVE ORDER 13213 OF MAY 22, 2001, 
                     PURSUANT TO 50 U.S.C. 1622(a)




January 20, 2004.--Referred to the Committee on International Relations 
                       and ordered to be printed
                                           The White House,
                                      Washington, January 15, 2004.
Hon. J. Dennis Hastert,
Speaker of the House of Representatives,
Washington, DC.
    Dear Mr. Speaker: Consistent with section 202(a) of the 
National Emergencies Act, 50 U.S.C. 1622, I hereby report that 
I have issued an Executive Order on January 15, 2004, that 
terminates the national emergency described and declared with 
respect to Sierra Leone in Executive Order 13194 of January 18, 
2001, and expanded in scope with respect to Liberia by 
Executive Order 13213 of May 22, 2001.
    I am enclosing a copy of the Executive Order. This order 
becomes effective at 12:01 a.m. eastern standard time on 
January 16, 2004.
            Sincerely,
                                                    George W. Bush.
                            Executive Order

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   Termination of Emergency With Respect to Sierra Leone and Liberia

    By the authority vested in me as President by the 
Constitution and the laws of the United States, including the 
International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et 
seq.), the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.) 
(NEA), and section 5 of the United Nations Participation Act of 
1945, as amended (22 U.S.C. 287c),
    I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, find that the situations that gave rise to the 
declaration of a national emergency in Executive Order 13194 of 
January 18, 2001, with respect to Sierra Leone and the 
expansion of the scope of that emergency in Executive Order 
13213 of May 22, 2001, with respect to Liberia, have been 
significantly altered given that in January 2002 the government 
of Sierra Leone, the Sierra Leonean rebel group Revolutionary 
United Front (RUF), and the United Nations Mission in Sierra 
Leone declared the war in Sierra Leone to have ended; the 
parties to the Liberian civil war entered into a Comprehensive 
Peace Agreement in August 2003; the RUF no longer exists as a 
military organization; Charles Taylor, who was the prime 
instigator of violence both in Sierra Leone and in Liberia, has 
resigned from the Liberian presidency and gone into exile; the 
Government of Sierra Leone has established a rough diamond 
certification regime that meets the minimum standards of the 
Kimberley Process Certification Scheme; and the United States 
has implemented the Clean Diamond Trade Act (Public Law 108-
19), prohibiting the importation into the United States of 
rough diamonds that are not controlled through the Kimberley 
Process Certification Scheme, currently including rough 
diamonds from Liberia. Accordingly, I hereby terminate the 
national emergency declared and expanded in scope in those two 
prior orders, revoke those orders, and further order:
    Section 1. Pursuant to section 202 of the NEA (50 U.S.C. 
1622), termination of the national emergency declared in 
Executive Order 13194 and expanded in scope in Executive Order 
13213 shall not affect any action taken or proceeding pending 
not finally concluded or determined as of the effective date of 
this order, or any action or proceeding based on any act 
committed prior to such date, or any rights or duties that 
matured or penalties that were incurred prior to such date.
    Sec. 2. This order is not intended to, and does not, create 
any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at 
law or in equity by any party against the United States, its 
departments, agencies, instrumentalities, or entities, its 
officers or employees, or any other person.
    Sec. 3. This order is effective at 12:01 a.m. eastern 
standard time on January 16, 2004. This order shall be 
transmitted to the Congress and published in the Federal 
Register.

                                                    George W. Bush.
    The White House, January 15, 2004.