The law and practice of EU sanctions against Russia

Lessons from the case law of the Court of Justice

  • Date: 23 APRIL 2024  from 17:30 to 19:00

  • Event location: Sala Rossa, Palazzo Marchesini, Via Marsala, 26 - Bologna - In presence and online event

  • Type: Lectures

The EU has progressively imposed a wide range of sanctions (restrictive measures) against Russia in response to the illegal annexation of Crimea in 2014 and the military aggression against Ukraine in 2022. These include individual measures such as asset freezes and travel restrictions, economic sanctions in relation to the financial, trade, energy, transport, technology and defence sectors and restrictions on the broadcasting activities of Russian state-owned media outlets. The unprecedented scale of sanctions has provoked new challenges of coordination, implementation and judicial review. This ISA lecture aims to discuss and assess the evolution of the EU’s sanctions practice against Russia. Specific attention will be devoted to the relevant case law of the Court of Justice of the European Union (in cases such as Rosneft, RT France vs. Council, Prigozhina etc.) in order to identify the interaction between law and politics in this rapidly developing field of EU Common Foreign and Security Policy.


ISA Visiting Fellow - Peter Kris L. Van Elsuwege

Ghent University, Belgium

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