Unilateral Sanctions against Iran in the context of International Criminal Law: Crime against Humanity?

Document Type : Original Article



Unilateral sanctions include actions taken by some states against the others. These sanctions are sometimes legitimate. However some of the sanctions could not be justified. It has widely been accepted that the obvious violation of fundamental human rights law in result of the unilateral sanctions may be considered as an international wrongful act. Although some believe that given the extensive devastating and inhuman impacts of all-out coercive international sanctions have been imposed unilaterally, can be considered as an international crime against humanity. In this article we will consider the side-effects of unilateral sanctions as crime against humanity by focusing on the unilateral Sanctions imposed by US against Iran. 


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