[House Document 113-47]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]



113th Congress, 1st Session - - - - - - - - - - - - - House Document 113-47


 
   CONTINUATION OF THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY WITH RESPECT TO THE FORMER 
                   LIBERIAN REGIME OF CHARLES TAYLOR

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                                MESSAGE

                                  from

                   THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

                              transmitting

 NOTIFICATION THAT THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY AND RELATED MEASURES DEALING 
 WITH THE FORMER LIBERIAN REGIME OF CHARLES TAYLOR ARE TO CONTINUE IN 
       EFFECT BEYOND JULY 22, 2013, PURSUANT TO 50 U.S.C. 1622(d)



    July 18, 2013.--Message and accompanying papers referred to the 
         Committee on Foreign Affairs and ordered to be printed
To the Congress of the United States:
    Section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 
1622(d)) provides for the automatic termination of a national 
emergency unless, within 90 days prior to the anniversary date 
of its declaration, the President publishes in the Federal 
Register and transmits to the Congress a notice stating that 
the emergency is to continue in effect beyond the anniversary 
date. In accordance with this provision, I have sent the 
enclosed notice to the Federal Register for publication stating 
that the national emergency and related measures dealing with 
the former Liberian regime of Charles Taylor are to continue in 
effect beyond July 22, 2013.
    Although Liberia has made advances to promote democracy, 
and the Special Court for Sierra Leone recently convicted 
Charles Taylor for war crimes and crimes against humanity, the 
actions and policies of former Liberian President Charles 
Taylor and other persons, in particular their unlawful 
depletion of Liberian resources and their removal from Liberia 
and secreting of Liberian funds and property, could still 
challenge Liberia's efforts to strengthen its democracy and the 
orderly development of its political, administrative, and 
economic institutions and resources. These actions and policies 
continue to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the 
foreign policy of the United States. For this reason, I have 
determined that it is necessary to continue the national 
emergency with respect to the former Liberian regime of Charles 
Taylor.

                                                      Barack Obama.
    The White House, July 17, 2013.
                                 Notice

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   Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to the Former 
                   Liberian Regime of Charles Taylor

    On July 22, 2004, by Executive Order 13348, the President 
declared a national emergency with respect to the former 
Liberian regime of Charles Taylor pursuant to the International 
Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706) to deal 
with the unusual and extraordinary threat to the foreign policy 
of the United States constituted by the actions and policies of 
former Liberian President Charles Taylor and other persons, in 
particular their unlawful depletion of Liberian resources and 
their removal from Liberia and secreting of Liberian funds and 
property, which have undermined Liberia's transition to 
democracy and the orderly development of its political, 
administrative, and economic institutions and resources.
    Although Liberia has made significant advances to promote 
democracy, and the Special Court for Sierra Leone convicted 
Charles Taylor for war crimes and crimes against humanity, the 
actions and policies of Charles Taylor and others have left a 
legacy of destruction that could still challenge Liberia's 
transformation and recovery. The actions and policies of these 
persons continue to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to 
the foreign policy of the United States. For this reason, the 
national emergency declared on July 22, 2004, and the measures 
adopted on that date to deal with that emergency, must continue 
in effect beyond July 22, 2013. Therefore, in accordance with 
section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 
1622(d)), I am continuing for 1 year the national emergency 
declared in Executive Order 13348.
    This notice shall be published in the Federal Register and 
transmitted to the Congress.
                                                      Barack Obama.
    The White House, July 17, 2013.