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Sanctions have emerged as a prominent tool in international relations, aimed at addressing political, economic, and security challenges. However, these measures often result in unintended humanitarian consequences that impact vulnerable populations. The humanitarian dimension of sanctions raises important ethical, legal, and practical questions that demand attention from policymakers, researchers, and humanitarian practitioners.
This panel aims to delve into the humanitarian consequences of sanctions, shedding light on their multifaceted impacts and exploring potential strategies to mitigate the harm caused. Bringing together experts from diverse disciplines, including international law, human rights, diplomacy, and humanitarian assistance, this panel seeks to foster a comprehensive understanding of the complex dynamics at play.
The panel discussion will explore various aspects of the humanitarian consequences of sanctions, including their impact on access to essential goods and services, healthcare, education, and livelihoods. It will also examine the challenges faced by humanitarian actors in delivering aid and assistance within the constraints imposed by sanctions regimes.
Drawing from case studies and empirical research, panelists will analyze the effectiveness of existing humanitarian exemptions and evaluate policy frameworks designed to alleviate the negative impacts of sanctions also accounting for digital innovations to address current challenges.