U.S. use of economic sanctions as a weapon

Hartford Web Publishing is not the author of the documents in World History Archives and does not presume to validate their accuracy or authenticity nor to release their copyright.

MFN Status, Trade Embargoes, Sanctions and Blockades: An Examination of Some Overlooked Property, Contract and Other Human Rights Issues
By Robert W. McGee, Seton Hall University, The Dumont Institute for Public Policy Research, Working Paper 98, 1 May 1998. Most Favored Nation (MFN) status, trade embargoes and blockades have traditionally been used to entice nations to alter their behavior or to punish them for certain behavior. The intentions behind these policies are generally noble, at least on the surface. However, instituting these policies has side-effects.
Are Iraqi Sanctions Immoral?
Stephen Zunes, Foreign Service Journal, February 1999. Considers briefly a dozen assumptions that come up in discussions of the morality of sanctions.
Sustainable Development and International Economic Cooperation
Intervention by H.E. Archbishop Renato R. Martino, Apostolic Nuncio, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations, before the Second Committee of the 54th Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations on Item 99, New York, 19 October 1999.
US wants to be able to use food and medicine as a weapon
By Elias Davidsson, 7 July 2000. The US administration allows itself the right to use food and medicine as a weapon of coercion against civilians, or in other words to commit war crimes and crimes against humanity against civilian populations.
Cuba's report to the U.N. Secretary General on General Assembly Resolution 56/9
Granma International, n.d. [2000]. Necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States of America against Cuba. Reports the genocidal effect of U.S. sanctions.
U.S. Cautiously Begins to Seize Millions in Foreign Banks
By Eric Lichtblau, The New York Times, 30 May 2003. The Justice Department has begun using its expanded counterterrorism powers to seize millions of dollars from foreign banks that do business in the United States, creating tensions with the State Department and some allies.
US suspends all military aid to South Africa
SAPA, The Cape Times, 2 July 2003. The United States has suspended military aid to South Africa because the country will not give Americans immunity from prosecution by the new International Criminal Court in The Hague.
[U.S. President George W. Bush imposed sanctions on North Korea, Myanmar and Cuba]
Reuters, 10 September 2003. U.S. President George W. Bush imposed sanctions on North Korea, Myanmar and Cuba on Wednesday for failing to do enough to stop the trafficking of people forced into servitude or the sex trade.