Petr Stejskal
Author’s affiliation: Faculty of Law, Palacký University

Sanctions in international law in light of the Ukrainian crisis – how they work, under what conditions, and how they are implemented in the Czech Republic

Jurisprudence 5/2022 Section: Articles Page: 11-25

Keywords: coercion in international law, sanctions against Russia, confiscation, Czech practice

Abstract: Following the recent Russian aggression in Ukraine, a significant part of the international community imposed sanctions against Russia and selected individuals. Russia is subject to sanctions already from its aggression against Ukraine in 2014. However, recently adopted measures are much more powerful. Sanctions in international law represent an important tool for its enforcement given to the hands of the members of the international community. This contribution explains the position of this legal concept in the system of international law and the conditions for their legal application. It also offers a brief insight into the legal framework of the EU and the Czech Republic, including the recent developments in Czech legislation. The contribution also offers short reflections on selected legal issues – confiscation of property as an international sanction and admissibility of third-party countermeasures in international law.