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Guidance on economic sanctions aims to help charities with due diligence

Thursday, January 04, 2018 @ 8:36 AM | By Adriel Clayton

The broad term “sanction” has recently made a number of news headlines, as state and non-state actors alike search for solutions to issues ranging from state-sponsored doping programs in Russia to ethnic cleansing in Myanmar and nuclear weapons in North Korea.

Global Affairs Canada describes economic sanctions as restrictions imposed against entire countries, non-state actors (including, for example, multinational corporations, drug cartels or terrorist organizations) or other designated persons from a target country. Economic sanctions can be imposed either by individual countries or by intergovernmental organizations,...