• About Enrico Carisch and Loraine Rickard-Martin

    Enrico Carisch is a co-founder and partner of Compliance and Capacity Skills International, a New York-based group specializing in all aspects of sanctions regimes (http://comcapint.com). Among other organizations, Carisch has worked for the UN Security Council as a financial and natural-resources monitor and investigator on sanctions violations by individuals and entities in Africa and elsewhere. Previously, he was an investigative journalist for print and TV for 25 years.

    Loraine Rickard-Martin, a consultant on international sanctions, is a former senior political affairs officer in the Security Council Affairs Division of the United Nations Department of Political Affairs. She was secretary of the UN Secretary-General’s high-level panel on threats, challenges and change in 2003-2004 and a lecturer on UN sanctions at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, from 2010 to 2014.

    After 50 Years of UN Sanctions, Is the System Broken?

    by  • December 1, 2017 • Libya, Nuclear Disarmament, Peace and Security, Security Council, WORLDVIEWS • 

    With only few of the current United Nations sanctions cases accomplishing their political objectives, it is not unreasonable to wonder why the system seems broken. As the 50th anniversary of the first use of this important political tool is duly noted, the short answer is that nothing is wrong with sanctions. The problem is with...

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