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Elements to render sanctions more effective

31-10-2008 Legal Fact Sheet

Fact sheet describing some elements and modalities which could bring about a concrete improvement in the effectiveness of sanctions in the efforts by all parties to ensure greater respect for international humanitarian law.

The wide range of different factors influencing the definition and the implementation of sanctions explains just how difficult it is for sanctions imposed in isolation to change people's behaviors. However, there are some elements and modalities which could today bring about a concrete improvement in the effectiveness of sanctions in the efforts by all parties to ensure greater respect for international humanitarian law. They are summarized below and include elements governing the effectiveness of sanctions, including those that are inherent in sanctions imposed for violations of humanitarian law or those pertaining to the perpetrators.

 

   
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