Registration via https://event.ugent.be/registration/20230609EUSanctionsAgainstRussia from 25-04-2023 16:00 until 07-06-2023 12:00
The EU has progressively imposed a wide range of sanctions (or ‘restrictive measures’ in official EU discourse) against Russia in response to the illegal annexation of Crimea in 2014 and the military aggression against Ukraine in 2022. These include individual measures such as asset freezes and travel restrictions, economic sanctions in relation to the financial, trade, energy, transport, technology and defense sectors and restrictions on the broadcasting activities of Russian state-owned media outlets. The unprecedented scale of sanctions has provoked new challenges of coordination, implementation and judicial review.
Proceeding from a multidisciplinary approach, this conference aims to discuss and assess the EU sanctions against Russia. Specific attention will be devoted to their legal, political and economic impact and challenges of implementation in practice. Panels will include both academics, civil servants (at EU and national level) and practitioners working in the field.
Topics for discussion include the following:
What is the impact of EU sanctions for the economy, and in particular for companies dealing with Russian customers? What unintended consequences may EU sanctions produce?
How do the EU institutions and national authorities ensure the proper implementation of EU sanctions and prevent sanctions evasion? How is the alignment of sanctions regimes with non-EU actors organized?
What implementation challenges arise from the perspective of the private sector, specifically in sectors particularly affected by EU sanctions?
To what extent is the widening range of EU sanctions pushing the limits of extant EU, human rights and international law?