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Economic Sanctions and International Law

Editor(s): Matthew Happold, Paul Eden
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Published: 21-02-2019
Format: Paperback
Edition: 1st
Extent: 304
ISBN: 9781509927524
Imprint: Hart Publishing
Series: Studies in International Law
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm
RRP : £32.99

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About Economic Sanctions and International Law

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 book will be of interest to scholars and practitioners of international law and politics.

Table Of Contents

1. Economic Sanctions and International Law: An Introduction
Matthew Happold
2. Sanctions and Fundamental Rights of States: The Case of EU Sanctions Against Iran and Syria
Alexander Orakhelashvili
3. Unilateral European Sanctions as Countermeasures: The Case of the EU Measures Against Iran
Pierre-Emmanuel Dupont
4. State Reactions to Illegal Sanctions
Antonios Tzanakopoulos
5. Targeted Sanctions and Human Rights
Matthew Happold
6. UN Smart Sanctions and the UN Declaration on the Rule of Law
Clemens A Feinäugle
7. United Nations Targeted Sanctions, Human Rights and the Office of the Ombudsperson
Paul Eden
8. Sanctions Cases in the European Courts
Luca Pantaleo
9. United States Sanctions: Delisting Applications, Judicial Review and Secret Evidence
Rachel Barnes
10. Sanctions and Commercial Law
Penelope Nevill

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