The importance and political positive impact of the international and EU economic and political sanctions issued in the case of Burma/Myanmar in the last 21 years
Are sanctions or, as the EU calls them, “Restrictive Measures”, the right means to counteract violation of
international obligations, or not? Are they a helpful tool or are contributing to the humanitarian disaster of
Are sanctions the cause of poverty, forced displacement of populations, trafficking in women, child labour,
and health crises? Or the policies of governments, that violate international human rights norms, cause all such
negative impacts, often in countries that are potentially rich, but who lack a shred of democratic governance
and respect of fundamental human rights?