Targeted Financial Sanctions of the United Nations and the European Union: Attribution of Criminal Character
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Viltė Kristina Steponėnaitė
Vilnius University
Published 2019-02-20
https://doi.org/10.15388/Teise.2019.110.7
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Keywords

United Nations
European Union
targeted financial restrictive measures
sanctions
criminal character
human rights

How to Cite

Steponėnaitė V. K. (2019) “Targeted Financial Sanctions of the United Nations and the European Union: Attribution of Criminal Character”, Teisė, 1100, pp. 119-131. doi: 10.15388/Teise.2019.110.7.

Abstract

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The article analyses the character of the targeted financial sanctions as imposed by the United Nations and the European Union. The article portrays that United Nations and European Union institutions, the Court of Justice of the European Union and part of the scholars do not recognize the criminal character of the measures currently, and arguargues that in the context of the international human rights law these measures shall be considered of the criminal character.

Summary

The article analyses whether targeted financial sanctions as imposed by the United Nations and the European Union shall be considered of criminal character. The article portrays that United Nations and European Union institutions, the Court of Justice of the European Union and part of the scholars do not recognize the criminal character of the measures. The article argues this position cannot be considered as well-grounded and that the measures, as being imposed for serious offences and causing very serious indefinite long-term effects on subject’s life and activities, on the scope of fundamental rights and freedoms, shall be considered of criminal character.

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