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Title: Sanctions and their impact on human rights: the cases of burundi and zimbabwe
???metadata.dc.contributor.*???: Solomon mebrei (PhD)
Bonsa, duressa
Keywords: Human right,Sanctions
Issue Date: Oct-2016
Publisher: AAU
Abstract: Sanctions are used for several purposes throughout history;among them the main ones are maintaining international peace and order and upholding international norms such as the protection of human rights. In their application of sanctions, the sanctioners seem to emphasize on the maintenance of International Order and on the achievement of their Policy Objectives. In the process of achieving these objectives certain basic rights and freedoms of individuals are compromised. This Thesis studies two cases (comprehensive sanctions on Burundi and ‘targeted’ sanctions on Zimbabwe) in order to understand the impact of sanctions on the basic rights and freedoms of individuals in the targeted states. To accomplish this task, this study employs a qualitative approach. Data have been collected from both primary and secondary sources. Different related literatures are reviewed to understand the interplay between sanctions and human rights. In depth interviews are also conducted with different individuals. The findings of the data indicate that sanctions in general have harmful impact on the people of the targeted country. Particularly, vulnerable groups of the society are the most affected ones. The cases of Burundi and Zimbabwe reveal that sanctions may miss their target and worsen the human rights violations of citizens. While sanctioning, it should be noted that the damages must not outweigh the gains. Sanctioning states should also consider the long-term effects of the sanctions and make necessary preparations. Above all, while using sanctions senders should balance both the maintenance of the international peace and security and the full respect for human rights.
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