1st Edition

United Nations Financial Sanctions

Edited By Sachiko Yoshimura Copyright 2021
    232 Pages
    by Routledge

    232 Pages
    by Routledge

    This book presents insightful perspectives on the invocation, implementation and application of UN-approved financial sanctions and related issues.

    With contributions from academics, diplomats and UN panel experts, Yoshimura offers an analysis of how the UN financial sanctions have evolved, the different roles of various major international actors in agreeing and deploying them, and their success in achieving desired outcomes. It also sheds light on a vital role of Japan in the formulation and deployment of financial sanctions, as the third largest economy in the world with very limited armed forces and a pacifist constitution.

    Offering valuable consideration into one of the key implements of international law, this is an essential guide for scholars and practitioners in Diplomacy and International Relations.

    List of Contributors

    1. UN Economic Sanctions and Financial Measures—Evolution and Challenges (Sachiko Yoshimura) 

    2. “Smart Sanctions” by the UN and Financial Sanctions (Miki Honda)

    3. Functions of Security Council Subsidiary Organs in the UN Financial Sanctions Regimes: From the Perspective of the Law of International Organizations (Ryosuke Sato)

    4. Recent Challenges Regarding the Implementation of UN Security Council Sanctions (Tomoaki Ishigaki)

    5. How Japan Implements UN Financial Sanctions (Shunichi Fukushima)

    6. Implementation of Financial Sanctions by a State and its Legal Challenges: The Case of Sanctions-related Laws of the United States (Takashi Kubota)

    7. Financial Sanctions Implementation by the European Union—The Jurisprudence of the CJEU on the Balance between Protections of Fundamental Rights and Effectiveness of the Restrictive Measures Implementing the UN Security Council Resolution 1373 (Kazushige Yagyu)

    8. Implementation and Enforcement of UN Sanctions—the private sector’s key role and evolving standards (Alexander Dmitrenko)

    9. Judicial Challenges against UN Financial Sanctions (Akira Kato)

    10. UN Financial Sanctions against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea: Challenges and proposal for efficient implementation (Maiko Takeuchi)

    11. UN sanctions on Iran and their fi nancial elements (Kazuto Suzuki)

    12. The UN Security Council Resolution 1540 and Counter Proliferation Financing (Kiwako Tanaka)

    Annex I. International and Domestic Documents related to United Nations Financial Sanctions (as of March 2018)
    Annex II. Major Economic Sanctions adopted by the UN Security Council under ChapterVII of the UN Charter (as of March 2018) 


    Sachiko Yoshimura is professor of International Law and Organizations at the School of International Studies, Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan.