SOAS University of London

London Middle East Institute

Sanctions on Iran, International Law and international human rights standards

Mansour Talebpour, Centre for Iranian Studies, SOAS

Date: 10 December 2013Time: 5:45 PM

Finishes: 10 December 2013Time: 7:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: Khalili Lecture Theatre

Type of Event: Lecture

Talebpour will attempt to examine how certain aspects of the multilateral and unilateral sanctions levied against Iran may not be compatible with international law and international human rights standards. Many scholars have written about the effectiveness of the sanctions, targeted sanctions, etc., but very few have focused on the humanitarian issues and the consequences of the comprehensive economic sanctions on civilians.  

Mansour Talebpour, Iran Heritage Foundation (IHF) Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Iranian Studies, SOAS, has recently completed his PhD in International Law at SOAS. He is doing his research on the United Nations Security Council and the US Unilateral Sanctions on Iran and international human rights standards.

Chair: Hassan Hakimian, LMEI & SOAS

Organiser: London Middle East Institute and the Centre for Iranian Studies

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