Viltė Kristina Steponėnaitė, a PhD candidate at Vilnius University Faculty of Law, will be defending the dissertation „Targeted financial restrictive measures of the United Nations and the European Union: necessity to ensure the right to a fair trial“ on 24th May, 2021. The dissertation was prepared at Vilnius university Faculty of Law and shall be defended on an external basis.
The dissertation reveals the concept of United Nations and European Union targeted financial restrictive measures, demonstrates their character, proves the necessity to ensure the right to a fair trial for those who are subject to these measures, and demonstrates the problems with ensuring this right during review of these measures through the United Nations and European Union review mechanisms. In particular, the dissertation delineates the notion and characteristics of United Nations and European Union targeted financial restrictive measures, reveals the nuances stemming from the different subjects imposing them, and demonstrates that these measures shall be considered criminal. The dissertation reveals which standards of the right to a fair trial shall be ensured for those that are subject to United Nations targeted financial restrictive measures and why. The dissertation also addresses the United Nations and European Union review mechanisms for targeted financial restrictive measures, i.e. review mechanisms at the United Nations Security Council Focal Point, Office of the Ombudsperson and the Court of Justice of the European Union, and reveals the problems with ensuring this right during review through these review mechanisms.