chapter  17
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Economic Sanctions as Human Rights Violations

In this chapter I consider the public health impacts of sanctions regimes in their political and legal context and examine several reform proposals designed to reduce their harmful effects on civilians.1 My purpose is to raise some of the legal and moral problems of treating the impacts of sanctions as human rights violations and to urge a collaborative effort of public health and human rights professionals with policymakers to influence the way sanctions are applied.