Economic sanctions are emerging as one of the major tools of international governance in the post-Cold War era. Sanctions have long been seen as a form of political intervention that does not cause serious human damage, and therefore does not raise pressing ethical questions. However, the nature of sanctions is that they effectively target the most vulnerable and least political sectors of society, and for this reason they must be subject to ethical scrutiny.Read more . . .
In this article, I analyze the legal and factual background of the food blockade against Iraq (1990-), and then assess its compliance with international humanitarian law. I conclude that the U.N., the members of the Security Council, and the countries that participated violated several mandatory humanitarian norms in enforcing the food blockade.Read more . . .
Starvation as a Weapon: Legal Implications of the UN Food Blockade Against Iraq and Kuwait by René Provost 30 Columbia Journal of Transnational Law, 577 (1992) Introduction The Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in early August 1990 was a bold political … Read more . . .
United States’ Foreseeability, Awareness and Knowledge of the Consequences of the Sanctions Against Iraq Elias Davidsson 2004 Introduction In order to determine to which extent individual leaders who imposed and maintained economic sanctions against Iraq can be held responsible for the … Read more . . .
31 December 2001 International Review of the Red Cross No. 844, p. 1097-1110 … Read more . . .