The Consequences of Sanctions Results on Human Rights, Democracy and Life Expectancy, 1978-2012Javad Omati* and Eun-Chae Kim
Department of International Commerce, Pukyong National University, Busan 608-737, Korea Republic
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- Javad Omati
Department of International Commerce
Pukyong National University
Busan 608-737, Republic of Korea
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Received date: September 17, 2015; Accepted date: November 04, 2015; Published date: November 10, 2015
Citation: Omati J, Kim EC (2015) The Consequences of Sanctions Results on Human Rights, Democracy and Life Expectancy, 1978-2012. Int J Econ Manag Sci 4:301. doi:10.4172/2162-6359.1000301
Copyright: © 2015 Omati J, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
One major concern in the international economic sanctions is the potential problem of consequences of sanction's results. This paper seeks to explore the consequences of sanction's results (successful, positive, minor and failed outcomes) on the target countries human rights, democracy and life expectancy. We analyze the sanctions implemented by U.S.A and U.N based on the dataset of policy results index and the sanctions contribution results index qualitative analysis in Hufbauer, Schott and Elliott. The Imposition of Economic Sanctions (IES) includes 2765 cases in 73 countries during 35 years, since 1978-2012. This analysis evidence of consequences of sanctions results suggesting that sanctions played only a minor role in reaching the outcome, we reject the hypothesis that the sanctions and their consequences jointly have no impact on Human Rights, Democracy and Life Expectancy. In other words, our judgment in these cases is that sanctions did not contribute importantly to the sender’s goals.