Provides an overview of all types of sanctions imposed by the UN in the post-Cold War period. It includes not only the various types and subtypes of sanctions, but also their variations and specific modifications, and the language used by the Security Council to authorize the different sanctions measures.
Includes the full menu of sanctions imposed by the UN, divided into the following categories:
Each category of sanctions can be mandatory, conditional, or recommended (voluntary) in application. These variations are indicated throughout the "Types of sanctions" section.
Different types of sanctions vary in the degree to which they can discriminate between targets and non-targets in their political, economic, and socio-psychological impacts. In the App, we distinguish between:
While the indication of the scope of impact for each individual sanctions measure is important, the combination of measures imposed at any given point in time should be considered when evaluating the overall scope of sanctions' impact.
Information about previous use of a particular type of sanction is provided in the following format: