Human Rights Standards for Targeted Sanctions

Human Right Targeted Sanctions

January 2010 Legal scholar Erika de Wet and sanctions expert David Cortright team up to analyze the core principles of international human rights law in relation to the procedures for the imposition of targeted sanctions by the UN Security Council and the European Union. They define core legal standards such as the right to an effective remedy and the right to be heard, as interpreted in recent European court rulings. They conclude that while UN and EU listing and delisting procedures have improved in recent years, they still fall short of guaranteeing fundamental legal rights.

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