Appraising National Approaches To Sanctions: The Arms Embargo Self-Assessment Tool

David Atwood and Gian Giezendanner

'UN arms embargoes on conventional arms and weapons of mass destruction (WMD) are among the most frequently imposed injunctions to compel states and non-governmental actors to act in the interests of international peace and security. However, implementing and enforcing arms embargoes is a complicated business that involves multilevel coordination across government, industry, and society. Moreover, the international community's growing reliance on (ever more complex) sanctions makes it increasingly difficult for UN member states to meet their obligations...'

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Keywords: Sanctions Arms embargo United Nations Security Council