Workshop: Private Actors and Sanctions

Start date

Monday, 17 Dec 2018, 09:00

End date

Monday, 17 Dec 2018, 17:00

Faculty Club
Campus Woudestein

The advent of restrictive measures on the international stage has provided more power and authority to non-state actors. Whether private actors are willing and capable to cooperate with public authorities determines sanctions’ success. Indirectly, the behavior of for-profit private actors has security implications on how effectively states can provide security to their own people.

This workshop aims at discussing the strategies that the private actors use to interpret, implement, and comply with sanctions. In particular, we are interested in understanding the everyday practice of sanctions at the level of actors who ultimately have to interpret them – firms.  What are the problems? What are the challenges? What are the solutions? The workshop is open to practitioners, academics and government officials that have an interest in this topic. The objective of the workshop is to facilitate discussions and enhance the understanding of the role of non-state actors when implementing international sanctions.

This workshop is organized by dr Michal Onderco (Erasmus University Rotterdam) and dr Francesco Giumelli (University of Groningen). The organization of the workshop is financially supported by the International Social Research Foundation.

More information

The event takes place under Chatham House rules. Advance registration is mandatory. Please contact organizers for more information