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 I: Legal considerations. 1 Definition and legal justification of sanctions. 2 United Nations and sanctions. 3 Human rights implications of sanctions. 4 Legality of extraterritorial sanctions. PART II: Implementation of sanctions. 5 History of implementation of sanctions. 6 Implementation of sanctions: United States. 7 Implementation of sanctions: European Union. 8 Implementation of sanctions: Japan. PART III: Case studies. 9 North Korea: Design, implementation, and evasion. 10 Iran: The role and effectiveness of UN sanctions. 11 Syria: The chemical weapons question and autonomous sanctions. 12 Russia: The Crimea question and autonomous sanctions.
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.