Economic Sanctions and International Law: An Introduction

Matthew Happold and Paul Eden (eds), 'Economic Sanctions and International Law', Hart Publishing, 2016

15 Pages Posted: 18 Sep 2016

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Matthew Happold

Université du Luxembourg; Universite du Luxembourg - Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance

Date Written: September 12, 2016

Abstract

In recent years sanctions have become an increasingly popular tool of foreign policy, not only at the multilateral level (at the UN), but also regionally (the EU in particular) and unilaterally. The nature of the measures imposed has also changed: from comprehensive sanctions regimes (discredited since Iraq in the 1990s) to 'targeted' or 'smart' sanctions, directed at specific individuals or entities (through asset freezes and travel bans) or prohibiting particular activities (arms embargoes and export bans). Bringing together scholars, government and private practitioners, 'Economic Sanctions and International Law' provides an overview of recent developments and an analysis of the problems that they have engendered. Chapters examine the contemporary practice of the various actors, and the legality (or otherwise) of their activities. Issues considered include the human rights of persons targeted, and the mechanisms established to challenge their listing; as well as, in cases of sanctions imposed by regional organisations and individual states, the rights of third States and their nationals. The introductory essay, by co-editor Matthew Happold, provides a legal taxonomy of sanctions measures, providing a general context for the more in-depth contributions of the individual authors.

Keywords: Economic sanctions, United Nations, European Union, international organisations, countermeasures, human rights

JEL Classification: K33

Suggested Citation

Happold, Matthew, Economic Sanctions and International Law: An Introduction (September 12, 2016). Matthew Happold and Paul Eden (eds), 'Economic Sanctions and International Law', Hart Publishing, 2016 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2837786

Matthew Happold (Contact Author)

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Faculté de Droit, d'Économie et de Finance
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L-1511 Luxembourg
Luxembourg

Universite du Luxembourg - Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance ( email )

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