n Conflict Trends - How the use of targeted sanctions can undermine peace in South Sudan

Volume 2015, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1561-9818


The misguided application of targeted sanctions in South Sudan will not support peace; rather, they have the potential to foster conflict. Nor are targeted sanctions the appropriate forum to further justice. The following consideration of the use of targeted sanctions in the case of South Sudan's current internal conflict (2013-2015) and peace process concludes that rather than support peace, as the sanctions presented by the United States (US), European Union (EU), Canada and, most recently, the United Nations (UN) Security Council purport, they are at best benign, and at worst, present a threat to sustainable peace.

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