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International Development Committee report on The Future of Sanctions

[I was notified of the following today.  This copy is from]

Press Notice No. 9 of Session 1999-2000, dated 4 February 2000



The International Development Committee of the House of Commons will
publish its Second Report: The Future of Sanctions (HC67) at 11 am on
Thursday 10 February 2000. Embargoed copies of the Report will be
available for collection by Government Departments, witnesses and the
press from 7 Millbank, London, SW1A 3JA from 12 noon until 1 pm on
Wednesday 9 February and from the Press Gallery from 12 noon
on 9 February.


The Committee will launch the Report at a press conference at 11 am on
Thursday 10 February in Committee Room 8 at the House of Commons. 

The Report assesses the humanitarian/developmental impact of sanctions and
examines the potential of "smarter sanctions" to reduce both unintended
consequences and unwarranted harm. The main topics discussed in the Report

- the impact of comprehensive economic sanctions on Iraq; 
- the impact of regional sanctions on Burundi and Sierra Leone; 
- the potential for "smarter sanctions" such as targeted financial
- the role of UN sanctions committees in monitoring sanctions and
        implementing humanitarian exemptions. 

The published Report can be purchased from the Stationery Office Bookshops
(tel: 0345 58 54 63). The full text of the Report will also be available
on the internet from 3.30 pm on Thursday 10 February.

Enquiries to William Benson, Committee Specialist on: 020-7219 1522


Colin Rowat

Coordinator, Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq

393 King's College            
Cambridge CB2 1ST                       tel: +44 (0)468 056 984
England                                 fax: +44 (0)870 063 4984

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