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Targeted financial sanctions: what if 
the target is wrong?

October 2012 - Public Law. Legal Developments by Kingsley Napley LLP .

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Kingsley Napley LLP currently authors the Public and Administrative Law section of The In-House Lawyer magazine. For more information and articles from this author click here.

Sanctions have been an important mechanism in the efforts - by the UN, EU and individual states - to promote international peace and security. Since the early 1990s, and following the experience of implementation of comprehensive sanctions against Iraq, increasing use has been made of so-called targeted sanctions - measures taken against named individuals or entities. The hope has been that targeted sanctions will be both more effective in achieving the desired outcomes, while at the same time reducing the adverse impact on the general civilian population in the target state.