James Patrick Sexton



James Patrick Sexton is a junior researcher at the T.M.C. Asser Institute, The Hague, within the research strand ‘In the Public Interest: Accountability of the State and the Prosecution of Crimes’. His general research interests lie within the law of armed conflict, international criminal law, legal aspects of countering terrorism, and sanctions.

Recently Published

Enforcing Sanctions Violations to Fund the Reconstruction of Ukraine

Introduction As the Russian Federation’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine continues into its second year, Ukraine’s reconstruction and recovery is estimated by the World Bank to cost, at a minimum, $411 billion. With no realistic prospect of a negotiated settlement to the conflict in sight, Ukraine and its international partners are rightfully seeking pathways to fund…

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The European Union’s Sanctioning of Russian Military Officers: An Urge for Caution

Introduction As of 21 July 2022, the European Union (EU) has adopted seven rounds of restrictive measures (commonly referred to as ‘sanctions’) against the Russian Federation following its full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February 2022. The latest two rounds (adopted on 3 June and 21 July 2022, respectively) – in addition to containing…

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