David Cortright, George A. Lopez and Linda Gerber‐Stellingwerf

in The Oxford Handbook on the United Nations

Published in print November 2008 | ISBN: 9780199560103
Published online September 2009 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Politics & International Relations


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This article looks at sanctions and the UN sanctions policy, the latter having matured significantly since 1990. The article provides an overview of all UN sanctions and discusses the UN sanctions against Iraq. The humanitarian impact of sanctions and the controversies surrounding it are discussed. The article also discusses sanctions assistance missions and the additional mechanisms for making sanctions more effective against law-violating regimes.

Keywords: sanctions; UN sanctions policy; UN sanctions; Iraq; humanitarian impact; controversies; sanctions assistance missions; law-violating regimes; mechanisms

Article.  8617 words. 

Subjects: Politics ; International Relations

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