A new paper from Project Alpha examines the interplay between UN sanctions and rules governing the maritime sphere, and demonstrates that UN sanctions adopted on DPRK and Iran, and expanded by national measures, place requirements on maritime actors that go beyond those of IMO rules.  The paper argues that IMO rules as presently constituted are poorly designed to facilitate the effective implementation of sanctions.  As such, it is argued that maritime governance arrangements run counter to international peace and security requirements.  In this context, a number of issues and opportunities are identified for leveraging IMO regulations.


Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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