LL4K2 Half Unit
Law of International Economic and Financial Sanctions
This information is for the 2012/13 session.
Jonathan Fisher QC, Visiting Professor, and Dr Rachel Barnes.
LLM, MSc Accounting and Finance, MSc Accounting, Organisations and Institutions, MSc Criminal Justice Policy, MSc Law and Accounting, MSc Regulation (Research), MSc Regulation.
Some prior knowledge of public international law is useful but not essential.
This course is capped at 30 students. Students must apply through Graduate Course Choice on LSEforYou.
To examine the development and practice of States' use of economic and financial sanctions against other States and non-State entities from a legal perspective. The course will consider both unilateral measures by individual States and multilateral programmes most notably those established by the UN Security Council and the European Union; the various modes of implementation and enforcement of these programmes on trans-national levels and within domestic legal systems; issues arising in public international law and for fundamental human rights; and the effects on third parties, both in terms of the regulatory costs for businesses and charities and the humanitarian issues for civilian populations and persons connected with targeted entities.
10 hours of lectures and 10 hours of seminars in the LT (i.e. a two-hour session once a week). One Lecture and one seminar in the ST. Students are expected to contribute to class discussions and to give at least one seminar presentation during the term.
One essay of 2,500 words.
Most source materials are available in the LSE electronic library and access will be facilitated through Moodle. Additional resources are available on the internet. There is no core set text, although it is recommended that students obtain a copy of Alexander K, Economic Sanctions: Reassessing Public Policy (Palgrave MacMillian, 2007) ISBN 978-0230525559. Other texts from which readings will be taken include Hufbauer, Schott, Elliot & Oegg, Economic Sanctions Reconsidered (Peterson Institute, 2008) ISBN 978-0-88132-407-5; Portela C., European Union Sanctions and Foreign Policy (Routledge, 2010) ISBN 978-0-415-55216-5; and Farrall J. United Nations Sanctions and the Rule of Law (CUP 2009) ISBN-13: 9780521141987.
One two-hour exam (100%) in ST.