On Wednesday, March 30th, 2022, HCLA, in collaboration with distinguished speakers, concluded the panel discussion on the effectiveness of economic sanctions in preventing conflict, with a focal lens operating from an international law perspective. The esteemed speakers presented their legal expertise and exchanged opinions on the subject matter of sanctions from an international law perspective.
Mr. Alexander Orakhelashvili from Birmingham University, presented his thoughts on the effects of sanctions against Russia and the conjoining of public-private partnerships as a potential development and factor undercutting sanction efficacy;
Mr. Antonios Tzanakopoulos from Oxford University, spoke about the art of sanctions in contemporary statecraft and queried the viability of third-state countermeasures;
Mr. Bernard Siman from Vrije Universiteit Brussel, spoke about the effects and growth of utilizing sanctions within statecraft’s financial sphere and influence; and
Mr. Thomas John from the HCLA-NETWORK spoke about sanctions and dispute resolution, querying sanctions’ effects on mediation as an alternate dispute resolution mechanism.
The event lasted two hours, and the speakers exchanged differing views alongside questions posed by the audience, which the speakers answered in the final moments of the webinar.
An overview of the topics addressed by the speakers will be available on the HCLA website in the coming days.