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#3402: Haiti: Sanctions (fwd)
From: david malone <email@example.com>
For students of the sanctions episode in Haiti, 1991-94, I wanted to
signal the publication of a volume which sheds some light on those
events and how they relate to other UN-imposed sanctions regimes of the
1990s. It includes a chapter on Haiti and the Haiti case appears
prominently in the book's conclusions.
The volume was sponsored by the International Peace Academy and,
following a symposium in the morning of April 17, 2000, attended by Kofi
Annan, various Security Council Ambassadors, a number of NGOs, academics
and media representatives, was discussed by the UN Security Council in
open session during the afternoon of April 17. The Council ultimately
decided to set up a working group on sanctions reform with a mandate to
report back on concrete measures the Council should contemplate to draw
lessons from and avoid the errors of the 1990s. Incidentally, the book
looks at sanctions primarily through the prism of effectiveness rather
than, narrowly, their humanitarian impact or other collateral
consequences (although all of these are addressed).
David Cortright and George A. Lopez, The Sanctions Decade: Assessing UN
Strategies in the 1990s, Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner, 2000, 274 pp. $ 45
(hardback) and $ 17.95 (paperback).
Cortright (President of the Fourth Freedom Forum) and Lopez (of the Kroc
Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre
Dame) are among the foremost scholars on UN-mandated sanctions and on
humanitarianism and war of our time.
David M. Malone
International Peace Academy
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