Dr Antonios Tzanakopoulos was invited by the Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights to participate in a Workshop organised at the request of the UN Human Rights Council in accordance with Resolution 24/14, to consider the adverse impact of unilateral coercive measures on the enjoyment of human rights by the affected populations, in particular their socioeconomic impact on women and children, in the States targeted. The workshop took place on 23 May, 2014 in the UN Headquarters in Geneva, and Dr Tzanakopoulos spoke on mechanisms for legal accountability. Many delegations, both States and NGO observers, made statements for the record, in particular the members of Non Aligned Movement.