EU Human Rights Sanctions Regime: Ambitions, Reality and Risks

Amsterdam Law School Research Paper No. 2020-64

Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance Research Paper No. 2020-07

30 Pages Posted: 8 Dec 2020

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Christina Eckes

Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance

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Date Written: December 8, 2020

Abstract

After extensive preparatory work, the European Commission and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy put forward a Joint Proposal for an ‘EU Global Human Rights Sanctions Regime’ (EU HRSR) to address serious human rights violations and abuses worldwide. This paper starts from the position that setting up an EU HRSR serves a noble objective and could be a desirable tool to flexibly confront with consequences those who commit serious human rights violations.

Keywords: Human rights, sanctions, restrictive measures, listing criteria, evidentiary standard, delisting

JEL Classification: K33, K39

Suggested Citation

Eckes, Christina, EU Human Rights Sanctions Regime: Ambitions, Reality and Risks (December 8, 2020). Amsterdam Law School Research Paper No. 2020-64, Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance Research Paper No. 2020-07, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3744856 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3744856

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