Legality of trade restrictions against Russia from the lens of WTO law

Gadkari, Ahan and Tulsyan, Aryan (2022) Legality of trade restrictions against Russia from the lens of WTO law. HUV Humanitäres Völkerrecht, 5 (3-4). pp. 197-213.

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The Russian invasion of Ukraine has had significant cross-border humanitarian and economic impacts, on the parties involved in the conflict as well as the global economy in general. The detrimental economic impacts and Russia’s blatant violations of Article 2 (4) UN Charter have been countered by states taking actions against Russia through economic routes, mainly sanctions. This paper analyses the effect of these trade-related coercive measures employed by states against Russia, and the way they can be situated in international trade law regimes. The paper explores the essential security interest exception within the framework of GATT and GATS, and after analysing relevant case laws and disputes, establishes the way in which the exception can be applied in the present case of sanctions against Russia.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Sanctions | Ukraine | Russia | international trade law | Sanktionen | Ukraine | Internationales Handelsrecht
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Law and Legal Studies
JGU School/Centre: Jindal Global Law School
Depositing User: Amees Mohammad
Date Deposited: 08 May 2023 06:05
Last Modified: 08 May 2023 06:05
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