Alexandra Hofer

About/Bio

Alexandra Hofer is a PhD researcher at Ghent University, department of public international law and member of Ghent Rolin-Jaequemyns International Law Institute (GRILI). Her research focuses on sanctions and countermeasures adopted by third States and international organizations as a means to enforce international law.

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Sanctioning Qatar Continued: The United Arab Emirates is brought before the ICJ

On 11 June, Qatar initiated proceedings (“Application”) against the United Arab Emirates (“the UAE”) at the International Court of Justice under the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD) and requested provisional measures. This step is yet another episode in the diplomatic standoff that took the world by surprise last year when…

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Sanctioning Qatar: Coercive interference in the State’s domaine réservé?

On 23 May, the Qatar News Agency published content attributing statements to Qatar’s Emir which laid bare simmering regional sensitivities and quickly escalated into a full-blown diplomatic row between Qatar and other regional Powers. Indeed, on Monday 5 June, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and Egypt adopted what…

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Russia’s Unilateral Suspension of the 2013 Agreement on Nuclear Cooperation with the United States

Amidst the breaking-down of cooperation between the USA and Russia in addressing the war in Syria, the continuation of the Ukrainian crisis and the US charges against Russia for its alleged interference in the American Presidential elections, the sanction tit-for-tat between the two Powers continues. The most recent episode occurred during the first week of October, when the…

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