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(Hybrid) Sanctions as the Go-To-Tool: Do They Work and What Role For International Law?

24 May @ 4:00 pm 6:00 pm

Spring Meeting Of The Royal Netherlands Society Of International Law

Already before the Russian aggression against Ukraine the stalemate in the UN Security
Council increasingly led to a wave of unilateral sanctions. Economic sanctions may seem to
have become the instrument of choice to deal with international crises, but the role of the UN
Security Council has diminished.
Prof. Peter van Bergeijk (Erasmus University) and Prof. Larissa van den Herik (Leiden
University) put the expanding sanctions practice into the perspectives of international
relations and international law.
Do sanctions work at all? What drives their success and failure? Why is coordination of
sanctions so difficult? Should international law have a more prominent role in governing
sanctions?
Importantly, although targeted sanctions remain very present on the sanctions’ menu, there
is again a trend towards the recomprehensivation of sanctions, a return to the more
comprehensive sanctions of before. What is the future of the sanction instrument?
The speakers will each give a presentation of 20 minutes, followed by the opportunity to ask
questions and a discussion.

Date and time: Tuesday 24 May 2022, from 16.00-18.00
Location: The Humanity Hub, Fluwelen Burgwal 58, 2511 CJ, The Hague, or online via Zoom


Registration: Please send an email to contact@knvir.org by 19 May 2022 indicating whether
you would like to attend the meeting in person or online. If you are attending via Zoom, the
link will be sent to the email you use for registration, unless you indicate otherwise.


For questions, please contact the Secretary via board@knvir.org.