Commissioned Papers

Papers commissioned by the Stockholm Process on the Implementation of Targeted Sanctions.

International End-use Documents in support of International Armament Embargoes
by Dr. Björn Hagelin   

Publishing date 2002-10-22

Sanctions: a Bibliographic Manual

by Mikael Eriksson, Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University. This is the second version of the literature list on sanctions. Last update April 2003.

Litterature list sorted by topic.

The complete list for printing.


Other literature 

Report to the Swedish Foreign Office on Legal Safeguards and Targeted Sanctions, October 2002

by Iain Cameron.

The final report (S/2002/1146) of the Panel of Experts on the Illegal Exploitation of Natural Resources and Other Forms of Wealth of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Sanciones, zanahorias y garrotes (Sanctions: Carrots and Sticks) by María Cristina Rosas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico, and Sela, Venezuela, 2003, 318 pages.

Making Sanctions Smarter: Are Humanitarian Costs an Essential Element in the Success of Sanctions? (2003) by David Lektzian.

Recent resolutions by the UNSC

North Korea

30 November 2016 – With Resolution 2321 the Security Council decides that Members of the Government of DPRK and vessels believed to be related to nuclear- or ballistic missile-related programmes or activities prohibited Security Council resolutions, shall be prohibited from entering Member States’ territories and ports. Member states shall prohibit DPRK from using real property in their territory for any purpose other than diplomatic activities and take necessary measures to close bank accounts in DPRK within 90 days.

A ban on DPRK’s selling, and Member States’ procurement, of copper, nickel, silver and zink is imposed.

The mandate of the Committee set out in resolution 1718 shall apply also to the measures imposed in this resolution.


10 November 2016 – With Resolution 2317 the Security Council decides to renew the provisions set out in resolution 2142 (2014) stating that the arms embargo on Somalia shall not apply deliveries of weapons, ammunition or military equipment or the provision of advice, assistance or training, intended solely for the development of the Security Forces of the Federal Government of Somalia to provide security for the Somali people. 

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