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Coercive diplomacy in global governance: the role of sanctions

2013 - 2015

The aim of the project is to investigate the elements and the impact of the cooperation between the major international players in the use of coercive diplomacy focusing on the instrument of restrictive measures. The role of sanctions remains crucial in the response of international and regional organizations to crises and conflicts, as demonstrated recently in Iran, Libya and Syria. It is therefore necessary to analyze the scope and impact of their implementation by the European Union (in the framework of its Common Foreign and Security Policy) and the United Nations (under Chapter VII of the UN Charter), in collaboration with the United States and other relevant state actors. In particular, this project addresses the issues connected to the promotion of human rights and democracy, regime change and non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. The kick-off meeting of the project was held in Rome on the 11th of October 2013.
A final conference - held in Rome on 13 February 2015 - presented and discussed a series of documents that have been collected in a book published by Brill.

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