The Sanctions Enterprise

Outline
  • Expected start date:
    2015•09•15
    Expected end date:
    2018•09•15
    Institute:
    UNU-CPR
    Project Status:
    Ongoing
    Project Type:
    Research
    Project Manager :
    Basilio Valdehuesa

    A partnership between UNU-CPR and the Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at University of Notre Dame, to produce a multi-author volume on “The Sanctions Enterprise: Assessing a Quarter-Century of UN Action for Peace, Security and Human Rights,” co-edited by George A. Lopez and Sebastian von Einsiedel.

    The volume will produce a broad assessment of UN sanctions in light of the significant evolution they have undergone since the turn of the Millennium, the continued recourse to this instrument by the Security Council, and the fact that 2015 will mark the 25th year since the Council imposed sanctions on Iraq for its August 1990 of Kuwait. 

    The volume gathers leading academic experts whose research will highlight the key changes UN sanctions regimes have undergone over the past two decades as well as their implications. Adopting a thematic approach (rather than one based on case studies), the volume will, in particular, address the following issues: 1) evolving “politics” of sanctions in the Security Council, in particular with respect to its five permanent members (P5); 2) the degree to which UN sanctions are embedded (or not) in broader international conflict resolution strategies (both UN- and non-UN based) with respect to specific cases; 3) changes in the institutional architecture of sanctions implementation as well as the evolving role of various implementing actors; and 4) factors influencing success, failure or unintended consequences of sanctions regime. 

    This project will be a joint undertaking of the UN University and the long-standing Sanctions and Security Research Project of the Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame. The project will entail an interactive dynamic between the editors and the authors and features an authors’ workshop to be held in New York in the fall of 2014, which will bring together the authors along with a handful of selected practitioners from the UN Secretariat and UN Member States. Authors will be paid an honorarium of $1,000 per chapter (to be divided for co-authored chapters).