Similarly, a negotiated ATT that is comprehensive and robust would also strengthen implementation of UN arms embargoes
. To this end treaty provisions should include:
Irene Khan, Amnesty's Secretary General, said: "Over the past ten years systematic violations of United Nations arms embargoes
have met with almost no successful prosecutions.
Although United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolutions impose legally binding commitments on member states, too often some members lack the political will or resources to ensure compliance with UNSC embargoes
. The United States strictly observes embargoes
and imposes criminal penalties on U.S.
A lot of science and medical journalists--working in a field in which embargoes
are common--appreciate having official release dates for news, for the same reasons that officials use them: They level the playing field between news organizations of varying sizes and improve stories because reporters have more time to digest and flesh out complex topics.
usually are imposed through executive order and implemented in detail through regulations issued by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the Treasury Department.
Richard Tofel, spokesman for the Journal, called Commercial Alert's objections "silly." Tofel said his paper works to avoid embargoes
, but some unavoidably come with restrictions.
Perhaps it is time for a serious re-think about the effects of embargoes
raise an ethical issue similar to that raised when a reporter has received information from a confidential source: If a news outlet has taken information under condition it not be revealed until a certain time, can it ever break that pledge?
Believe it or not, embargoes
are broken all the time.
"History is littered with failed oil embargoes
ranging from Cuba, Rhodesia and South Africa to the Arab oil embargo and the embargo against Iraq after 1990," Chatham House said.
LEFKOSA, Jun 10, 2011 (TUR) -- The president of Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) said on Friday that he was working to lift commercial embargoes
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