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Economic Sanctions: Law and Public Policy

ISBN13: 9780230525559
Published: April 2009
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
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Economic sanctions are increasingly being used to combat rogue states, international terrorists and economic criminals. This book offers a new assessment of economic sanctions as a public policy tool and identifies the key legal and regulatory issues in the design of economic sanctions policy in the post 9-11 environment.

Kern Alexander places the use of economic sanctions in a broad international context to highlight the gaps in existing international sanctions programmes and the need to develop more effective and efficient multilateral institutions in this area. Moreover, this book identifies weaknesses of US unilateral and extraterritorial sanctions and the legal framework which supports their application.

This perspective is especially important given the growing concern with states such as Iran and North Korea and the ongoing interest in how to combat weapons of mass destruction, transnational economic crime and terrorist financing. Kern suggests that although multilateral institutions have a role to play in monitoring the implementation of sanctions, the impetus for effective economic sanctions policy must come from national policymakers and regulators.

Public International Law
Introduction The Origins and use of Economic Sanctions International Political Economy and Economic Sanctions The International Legal Dimension of Economic Sanctions Economic Sanctions and State Practice Economic Sanctions, Control Liability and Corporate Law Third Party Liability for Violating Economic Sanctions Alternative Enforcement Strategies: the Role of Private Rights of Action in Enforcing Sanctions Policy Responses of Selected Jurisdictions to the Extraterritorial Application of US Economic Sanctions Extending the Scope of Economic Sanctions -- the Financial War on Terror Mutual Assistance in the Post-cold War Order: an Emerging Multilateral Regime for Economic Sanctions? Mutual Assistance and Multilateral Institutions Post 9/11 - the Challenge of International Terrorism