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Paul Conlon United Nations Sanctions Papers

 Collection
Identifier: msc0529

Scope and Contents

The Conlon United Nations Sanctions Papers support Dr. Conlon's United Nations Sanctions Management: A Case Study of the Iraq Sanctions Committee 1990 -- 1994 (Ardsley, NY: Transnational Publishers, Inc., 2001; ISBN 1-57105-059-0) a volume in the Procedural Aspects of International Law Monograph Series edited by Burns H. Weston, Professor Emeritus of Law and Director, The University of Iowa Center for Human Rights (UICHR).

The archive contains all "on file" documents cited in Conlon's book. They are organized in in two series. The first consists of United Nations Documents, some annotated or accompanied with notes by Conlon. The second consists of 24 computer disks whose contents are listed below. There is some overlap in that some hard-copy materials are also available in electronic form on the diskettes. The database of documents on disk is estimated to equal some 5000 to 6000 pages.

The bulk of the materials relate to UN sanctions against Iraq from 1990 through the spring of 1995 and form a coherent and complete whole for the subject and period covered. There are also extensive materials dealing with UN sanctions against Yugoslavia in the same period, though less consistent and complete. The collection additionally contains stray materials dealing with UN sanctions against Angola, Haiti, and South Africa and relating to certain peacekeeping activities of the time.

The book, by a former by a former Security Council official with experience in several UN sanctions exercises, scrutinises the rationale and enforcement of continuing United Nations sanctions in Iraq -- a program widely criticized for imposing misery on an entire population in a fruitless attempt to humble a cynical tyrant. It is the first full-length study ever undertaken of the functioning of a Security Council sanctions committee. It analyses in detail substantive UN sanctions law, the operation of mandatory Chapter VII sanctions, and their practical enforcement strategies. Conlon offers recommendations, both legislative and organizational, for improving the effectiveness of multilateral sanctions measures in the future.

Conlon provides a description of United Nations practices which provide a useful context for the archived papers, a "Note on Citation of U.N. Documents", and documentation on the AskSam software used to access the electronic files.

Dates

  • 1991-1995

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research. Dr. Conlon has deposited the collection in order that use can be made of it. He has not in any way restricted copies of either the paper or the digital files.Electronic material: 24 3.5 inch DOS disks, Box 12

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright restrictions may apply; please consult Special Collections staff for further information.

Biographical / Historical

The Conlon United Nations Sanctions Papers support Dr. Conlon's United Nations Sanctions Management: A Case Study of the Iraq Sanctions Committee 1990 -- 1994 (Ardsley, NY: Transnational Publishers, Inc., 2001; ISBN 1-57105-059-0) a volume in the Procedural Aspects of International Law Monograph Series edited by Burns H. Weston, Professor Emeritus of Law and Director, The University of Iowa Center for Human Rights (UICHR).

The archive contains all "on file" documents cited in Conlon's book. They are organized in in two series. The first consists of United Nations Documents, some annotated or accompanied with notes by Conlon. The second consists of 24 computer disks whose contents are listed below. There is some overlap in that some hard-copy materials are also available in electronic form on the diskettes. The database of documents on disk is estimated to equal some 5000 to 6000 pages.

The bulk of the materials relate to UN sanctions against Iraq from 1990 through the spring of 1995 and form a coherent and complete whole for the subject and period covered. There are also extensive materials dealing with UN sanctions against Yugoslavia in the same period, though less consistent and complete. The collection additionally contains stray materials dealing with UN sanctions against Angola, Haiti, and South Africa and relating to certain peacekeeping activities of the time.

The book, by a former by a former Security Council official with experience in several UN sanctions exercises, scrutinises the rationale and enforcement of continuing United Nations sanctions in Iraq -- a program widely criticized for imposing misery on an entire population in a fruitless attempt to humble a cynical tyrant. It is the first full-length study ever undertaken of the functioning of a Security Council sanctions committee. It analyses in detail substantive UN sanctions law, the operation of mandatory Chapter VII sanctions, and their practical enforcement strategies. Conlon offers recommendations, both legislative and organizational, for improving the effectiveness of multilateral sanctions measures in the future.

Conlon provides a description of United Nations practices which provide a useful context for the archived papers, a "Note on Citation of U.N. Documents", and documentation on the AskSam software used to access the electronic files.

Extent

6.00 linear feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Documents supporting Dr. Conlon's United Nations Sanctions Management: A Case Study of the Iraq Sanctions Committee 1990-1994 (Ardsley, NY: Transnational Publishers, Inc., 2001; ISBN 1-57105-059-0). Most relate to UN sanctions against Iraq from 1990 through the spring of 1995 with extensive materials dealing with UN sanctions against Yugoslaviain the same period plus items dealing with UN sanctions against Angola, Haitiand South Africa and relating to certain peacekeeping activities of the time.

Method of Acquisition

This collection was donated to the University of Iowa Libraries by Paul Conlon in 2001.
Language of description
Undetermined
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Language of description note
eng

Repository Details

Part of the University of Iowa Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Special Collections Department
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City IA 52242 IaU
319-335-5921
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