MAX PLANCK ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW, Rüdiger Wolfrum, ed., Oxford University Press, 2012
14 Pages Posted: 3 Nov 2010 Last revised: 10 Jun 2011
Date Written: January 10, 2010
This entry discusses economic measures which aim at reducing or destroying the enemy's war-fighting capability during armed conflict ('traditional' economic warfare) as well as peacetime measures which closely resemble traditional economic warfare, such as embargoes and collective economic sanctions.
Keywords: economic warfare, blockade, visit and search, interdiction, navicert, contraband, prize law, trading with the enemy, enemy nationals, neutrals, neutrality, collective economic sanctions, countermeasures, UN, Chapter VII, Security Council, economic pressure
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