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Economic Sanctions in International Law and Practice

1st Edition

Edited by Masahiko Asada


266 pages

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pub: 2019-11-26
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Providing perspectives from a range of experts, including international lawyers, political scientists, and practitioners, this book assesses current theory and practice of economic sanctions, discussing current legal and political challenges faced by the international community.

It examines both the implementation of sanctions by major powers – the United States, the European Union, and Japan – as well as assessing the impact of those sanctions through case studies of Russia, Iran, Syria, and North Korea. Balancing theoretical analysis of legal considerations with national and regional level empirical analysis, it also includes coverage of sanctions issues by the UN Security Council and the EU, as well as the extraterritorial application of sanctions.

A valuable reference for academics and practitioners, Economic Sanctions in International Law and Practice will be useful to those working in the fields of international law, diplomacy, and international political economy.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Legal Considerations

1. Definition and Legal Justification of Sanctions, Masahiko Asada

2. United Nations and Sanctions, Philippe Achilleas

3. Human Rights Implications of Sanctions, Pierre-Emmanuel Dupont

4. Legality of Extraterritorial Sanctions, Mirko Sossai

Part 2: Implementation of Sanctions

5. History of Implementation of Sanctions, Jean-Marc Thouvenin

6. Implementation of Sanctions: United States, Richard Nephew

7. Implementation of Sanctions: European Union, Francesco Giumelli

8. Implementation of Sanctions: Japan, Machiko Kanetake

Part 3: Case Studies

9. North Korea: Design, Implementation and Evasion, Andrea Berger

10. Iran: The Role and Effectiveness of UN Sanctions, Kazuto Suzuki

11. Syria: The Chemical Weapons Question and Autonomous Sanctions, Tatsuya Abe

12. Russia: The Crimea Question and Autonomous Sanctions, Mika Hayashi

About the Editor

Masahiko Asada is Professor of International Law at the Graduate School of Law, Kyoto University, Japan, and President of the Japanese Society of International Law.

About the Series

Routledge Advances in International Relations and Global Politics

International relations is a rapidly changing area of research, reacting to and anticipating an ever more integrated and globalised world. This series aims to publish the best new work in the field of international relations, and of politics more generally. Books in the series challenge existing empirical and normative theories, and advance new paradigms as well as presenting significant new research.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies