1st Edition

Economic Sanctions in International Law and Practice

Edited By Masahiko Asada Copyright 2020
    272 Pages
    by Routledge

    270 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.

    PART I: 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 II: 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 III: 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.


    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.