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Congress Turns to Capital Markets to Support Sanctions
International Financial Law Review (2001)
  • Perry S Bechky
  • Danforth Newcomb
  • Saamir Elshihabi
Abstract

For years the US has imposed economic sanctions on certain nations it deems undesirable. Now the Bush administration is facing potential conflicts of interest as Congress pursues an aggressive policy, making use for the first time of the US capital markets. This article discusses the compliance issues companies need to understand about the proposed legislation.

Keywords
  • economic sanctions,
  • capital markets,
  • OFAC,
  • Iran and Libya Sanctions Act,
  • ILSA,
  • Helms-Burton Act,
  • Sudan Peace Act,
  • SEC sanctions disclosure,
  • global security risk
Publication Date
September, 2001
Publisher Statement
Originally published in the International Financial Law Review in September 2001. Republished with permission.
Citation Information
Perry S Bechky, Danforth Newcomb and Saamir Elshihabi. "Congress Turns to Capital Markets to Support Sanctions" International Financial Law Review (2001)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/perry_bechky/10/