Targeted Sanctions Initiative

Targeted Sanctions

Targeted sanctions are increasingly used by the UN Security Council to address major challenges to international peace and security. Since the end of the Cold War, they have been used for a variety of objectives, such as counter-terrorism, nuclear non-proliferation, supporting democracy, and address armed conflicts worldwide.

UN Targeted Sanctions Regimes

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Targeted Sanctions Initiative

The Targeted Sanctions Initiative at the Graduate Institute, Geneva, is a centre for scholarly and policy research on targeted sanctions. Directed by Prof. Thomas Biersteker, the initiative involves the maintenance of qualitative and quantitative databases on UN targeted sanctions, the software SanctionsApp and a regular seminar series held in Geneva.



Further Information

Additional information about the project can be viewed at Brown University's Watson Institute Targeted Sanctions research project. The project also collaborates with the Special Program on the International Targeted Sanctions (SPITS) at Uppsala University, and the Sanctions & Security Research Program at University of Notre Dame's Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies.

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