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Security Council sanctions: can Australia make a difference?

Christopher Michaelsen along with Marie-Eve Loiselle writes in The Conversation (29 August 2013).

For the United Nations Security Council, sanctions are an important instrument in addressing threats to international peace and security. They usually take the form of controls and bans on travel, trade in specified goods and services, and on financial dealings with designated persons and entities.

Since it assumed its role as a non-permanent member of the Security Council in January this year, Australia has been playing a leadership role in chairing three subsidiary bodies of the council mandated to implement UN sanctions: the 1267 Committee on Al-Qaida (The site is no longer available), the 1988 Committee on the Taliban, and the 1737 Committee on Iran .

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