15/05/2024 – Conference “Sanctions, Remittances, and (in)Security: Legal Conundrums, Financial Paradoxes, and Humanitarian Puzzles” (Leiden University)

Conference: Sanctions, Remittances, and (in)Security: Legal Conundrums, Financial Paradoxes, and Humanitarian Puzzles

Date: Wednesday 15 May 2024
Location: Wijnhaven Turfmarkt 99, 2511 DP The Hague

Long hindered by tired and unproductive debates in international relations, sanctions scholarship is presently flourishing with novel and generative approaches to thinking about sanctions. This conference brings together students, officials, practitioners, and scholars to rethink sanctions, focusing on the future of sanctions scholarship and practice. We will consider the strained connection between international law and sanctions power, the autonomy of financial systems of mediating filters of the sanctions regime, the new modes of great-power driven sanctions-busting, the intersection of remittances and sanctions, the role of sanctions in defending human rights and the humanitarian harms that follow therefrom, among others. These thematic considerations will be matched to empirical studies of ongoing sanctions, from the forgotten sanctioning of Afghanistan and Syria to Russia and beyond.

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