Symposium on Unilateral Sanctions

Symposium on Unilateral Sanctions

As part of its efforts to raise awareness of international legal issues affecting the rights of ‎individuals, corporations and governments, on 11 July 2013,  HCLA, in association with the Doshisha University Graduate ‎School of Global Studies,(Japan) organized the following event:‎ Symposium on Unilateral Sanctions and International Law:‎ Views on Legitimacy and Consequences. To maintain international peace, prosperity and human dignity there is no alternative to international ‎cooperation.  The proposition that economic sanctions are a legitimate means of achieving international peace ‎and prosperity is controversial.  While major developments in international trade and investment have gained ‎momentum in fostering peaceful international interaction, the world is facing unprecedented conflicts ‎characterized by unilateralism.  Although international law may yet lack an effective enforcement authority, ‎this does not justify claims that national policies are of no concern for the international community. ‎ The objective of the symposium is to raise awareness of the impact of unilateralism on issues such as human ‎rights and international trade and investment in the context of international law. ​