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International organisations and anti-terrorist sanctions: no accountability for human rights violations?

Draghici, C. (2009). International organisations and anti-terrorist sanctions: no accountability for human rights violations?. Critical Studies on Terrorism, 2(2), pp. 293-312. doi: 10.1080/17539150903021563


The targeted sanctions adopted by the UN Security Council against individuals and entities suspected of association with terrorism are managed through procedures that infringe fundamental human rights, and there are no mechanisms for actual accountability. With the exception of the ECJ in Kadi, municipal and regional courts tend to consider the UN Security Council's resolutions and domestic measures implementing them outside the scope of judicial review. This article argues that the Security Council is bound to observe human rights even in the context of international security action, and that States are not exonerated from international responsibility for violations committed under the umbrella of Chapter VII resolutions.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Critical Studies on Terrorism on 24 Apr 2009, available online:
Publisher Keywords: counter-terrorism, human rights, individual sanctions, international responsibility, judicial review
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Departments: The City Law School > Academic Programmes
The City Law School > International Law and Affairs Group
The City Law School > Institute for the Study of European Laws
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