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Unformatted text preview: WNDI 1 Dentler/Burgess Lab Sanctions Topic Sanctions Topic Topic Overview......... 2-4 Multilateral Sanctions Counterplan64 Topic Definitions Section.......4-6 Iran Contention...65-69 Affirmative Case .7-10 Iran Contention Iranian Prolif. Bad.70-72 Negative Case .11-16 Affirmative Evidence Human Rights Contention...17-24 Sanctions Ineffective25 Free Trade Contention..26-28 Cuba Contention.......31-32 Organized Crime Contention33-35 Sanctions Domestic Industry36 Answers to Iran Contention......37 Answers to nuclear terrorism38-39 Answers to North Korea Contention..40 Utilitarianism Bad.41-42 Answers to Threshold Deontology43-45 Negative Evidence Threshold/Nuclear Deontology.46-49 Consequentialism Good50 Utilitarianism Good...51 Answers to Deontology.52-55 Answers to Agency Comes First56 Answers to Deontology (Context Key To Morality)57-58 Answers to Hunger Deontology..59-61 Sanctions Empirically Work.62 Smart Sanctions Counterplan62-63 WNDI 2 Dentler/Burgess Lab Sanctions Topic Topic Overview -- Sanctions Resolved: Economic sanctions ought not be used to achieve foreign policy objectives. Jonathan Dentler Columbia University General Overview: In the wake of the end of the Cold War, optimistic proclamations of a New World Order have rung hollow in the face of an emerging pattern of security threats, human rights violations and undemocratic governance. In response to the phenomena of rogue states, terrorism, and various human rights violations, a favored response by the industrialized West has been economic sanctions. Article 41 of the United Nations Charter provides for economic and other kinds of non-military measures for maintaining or restoring international peace and security. 1 As you will see in the definitions section, economic sanctions take many forms and can be deployed in a variety of ways, against a variety of targets, in pursuit of a variety of objectives. However, the crux of the debate on this topic hinges around whether sanctions are, on the whole, a good means of achieving policy objectives. In addition, debaters should be ready to address the question of conditional affirmation/negation. On the negative, there may be ground for counter-planning out of certain types of sanctions in conjunction with running a conditional affirmation topicality argument. Following what seemed to be the major threads of the available literature on sanctions and international law, I have structured the affirmative and negative debates as a deontological approach on the affirmative which criticizes so-called comprehensive sanctions for their propensity to violate the human rights of the citizens of the target country. sanctions for their propensity to violate the human rights of the citizens of the target country....
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