Matt Herbert Lucia Bird

Sanctions on organized crime: A strategic framework for impact assessment

A Talk by Lucia Bird and Dr Matt Herbert

About this Talk

Over the last 20 years, the use of targeted sanctions to counter transnational organized crime groups has surged,

However, sanctions on transnational organized crime are very different from sanctions classical approaches focused on states in what they aim to achieve. Nonetheless, frameworks for assessing intent and impact largely draw from approaches developed for country focused sanction. The lack of a tailored framework presents a substantial impediment to any assessment of sanctions’ impact on illicit economies.

In this webinar moderated by Ana Paula Oliveira, Matt Herbert and Lucia Bird Ruiz-Benitez De Lugo will detail the findings from their report ‘Hard Targets: Identifying a Framework of Objectives for Targeted Sanctions on Illicit Economies.’

The discussion will focus on the GI-TOC tailored framework for assessing the strategic goals and designation objectives of sanctions on organized crime and corruption.

20 June 2024, 02:00 PM

02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

About The Speakers

Lucia Bird

Lucia Bird

Director of the West Africa Observatory, GI-TOC

Director of the West Africa Observatory, Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime

Matt Herbert

Dr Matt Herbert

Senior Expert at the North Africa and Sahel Observatory, GI-TOC

Senior Expert at the North Africa and Sahel Observatory, GI-TOC


Ana Paula Oliveira

Ana Paula Oliveira

Senior Analyst, Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime