Invitation: ESIL Prague - Nottingham Symposium: Non-UN Sanctions and International Law

The Institute of International Relations would like to cordially invite you to international symposium taking place in Prague, 5 May 2017 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic. The idea is to consider various aspects of sanctions adopted outside the UN context, by individual States, groups of States, regional organizations or other actors. Please find below the provisional programme of the conference and registration form. 


Date: 05.05.2017
Time: 09:00
Venue: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic
In cooperation:
Organized by: Veronika Bílková



Registration of Participants


Opening of the Symposium by the representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, the European Society and the Institute of International Relations

Panel I. Legality of Non-UN Sanctions (9.30-11.00)

Chair: Veronika Bílková (IIR Prague)

Elena Katseli (University of Newcastle): Countermeasures by Non-Injured States

Martin Dawidowicz (Stockholm Uninversity): The Legality and Legitimacy of Third-Party Countermeasures

Tom Cornell (Lund University): Unilateralism vs. Multilateralism in Sanctions Law


Coffee Break

Panel II.  Conditions of Lawful Non-UN Sanctions (11.30-13.00)

Chair: Anne von Aaken (University of St. Gallen)

Laura Magi (University of Florence): The Test of Proportionality of TPCs: Does It Really Matter?

Cécilia Pailhassar (Paris I Sorbonne): The Legitimate Aims Pursued by Non-UN Sanctions under a Non-State Actors Approach

Jessica Howley (Uni Oxford): Can Non-UN Sanctions Targeting Individuals Be Lawful Countermeasures?



Panel III. Selected Case Studies of Non-UN Sanctions (14.00-15.30)

Chair: Mary Footer (University of Nottingham)

Magdalena Matusiak-Frącczak (Uni Lodz) The Crimea crisis and the EU sanctions

Alexandra Hofer (Ghent University): Legitimate enforcement or illegitimate intervention? The UN-debate on non-UN sanctions

Lukasz Gruszczynski, Marcin Menkes (Polis Academy of Sciences): Legality of Trade Sanctions against WTO Member for a Breach of International Peace and Security: A Case Study of the EU Sanctions on Russia


Coffee Break

Panel IV. Non-UN Sanctions and Traditional Institutes of International Law (16.00-17.30)

Chair: Prof. Nigel White (University of Nottingham)

Tom Ruys (Ghent University): Non-UN Sanctions and immunity law – a story untold?

Mirko Sossai (Roma Tre University): To What Extent Can the UN Security Council Impact upon Sanction Power of Regional Organizations?

Marija Dordeska (EU Delegation in Malaysia): Voluntary Settlement Agreements Between OFAC and Foreign Financial Institutions: Negotiated ad hoc Extraterritoriality




Veronika Bílková is Senior Researcher at the IIR, coordinator of the IIR Centre for International Law, she was elected to the ESIL Board. Fields of her interest are international law, international humanitarian law, international criminal law, human rights, use of force in international relations, terrorism and international sanctions.


You can use this form to register yourself for the event.
Please table your registration before 2.5.2017.