User guide

Designing sanctions

Provides guidance on UN sanctions design. It consists of two sections. "Checklist" provides an overview of factors that should be considered when designing sanctions, including UN sanctions implementation, modifications, and termination options. "Analogy finder" identifies the closest analogies to contemporary situations and filters the past cases of UN sanctions by key characteristics of interest, including the type of conflict, purposes, objectives, effectiveness, and the presence of other policy measures.


Includes key design-related considerations & examples of past UN sanctions design variations

Analogy finder

Enables filtering through UN sanctions episodes to identify specific examples and most appropriate analogies