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Title: The UN Al-Qaida/Taliban sanctions programme : addressing human rights and humanitarian issues
Author: Barnes, R. A.
Awarding Body: University of Cambridge
Current Institution: University of Cambridge
Date of Award: 2006
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This dissertation examines aspects of the United Nations Security Council’s programme of non-forcible sanctions against Osama bin Laden, Al-Qaida and the Taliban and certain individuals, groups and other entities allegedly associated with them (the “Al-Qaida/Taliban programme”). This work focuses on the existence – or rather, the lack – of mechanisms within the programme designed to protect the interest of individuals and entities designated by the Al-Qaida/Taliban Committee and particular third parties whose interest are directly affected by the operation of the programme. It does not present a comprehensive survey of all issues arising from the development of this targeted sanctions programme, and attention is focussed on the restrictive financial measures rather than the programme’s other limbs, namely the travel ban and arms embargo. Although this dissertation draws upon work located within the disciplines and rules relating to the Al-Qaida/Taliban programme. The Al-Qaida/Taliban programme is assessed against international standards of human rights and principles of humanitarian law; the Purposes and Principles of the United Nations; and certain other principles recognised in international law. This dissertation first examines the nature and scope of internationally recognised principles designed to protect the interest of persons affected by the actions of public authorities.  It then considers the extent to which these principles are applicable to the UN Security Council both within and without the constitutional framework established by the UN Charter, and the manner in which they are specifically relevant to the Al-Qaida/Taliban programme. This consideration also contains evaluations of both the development of the programme in the context of the general sanctions practice of the Security Council and, importantly, the increasingly rule-oriented approach that the Council appears to be adopting in other areas of its enforcement action. Having identified significant shortcomings within the Al-Qaida/Taliban programme assessed against these standards, in relation to its operation both at an international and municipal level, the dissertation then outlines a number of reforms designed to redress them.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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