CCSI-projects include collaboration and partnerships with a wide range of professionals and expert practitioners.

Enrico Carisch

Founding Partner


Loraine Rickard-Martin

Founding Partner & CEO


Initiated and organized on behalf of Australia, Finland, Germany, Greece and Sweden, the High Level Review of UN sanctions; UN system-wide sanctions training programs sponsored by Canada; and other initiatives to assist in more effective sanctions implementation mechanisms;

Served European, Central African governments and international organizations and civil society groups in the design, implementation and monitoring of natural resource capacity enhancement projects in conflict and post-conflict situations;

Served the Security Council as a financial and natural resources sanctions monitor;

Collected and reported evidence on sanctions violations perpetrated by numerous individuals and entities;

Investigative journalist for print and television media for 25 years



Advises and briefs, as well as designs and implements training programs on sanctions compliance and implementation for states, international organizations, academic institutions and companies;

Served the United Nations for over three decades, as Senior Political Affairs Officer and Sanctions Committee Secretary in the Security Council Affairs Division;

Served as Secretary of the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Threats, Challenges and Change;

Advised the African Union’s Peace and Security Council on sanctions issues;

Lecturer in United Nations Sanctions at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) (2010 to 2013) and taught an intensive ten-week course for diplomats at Columbia University in 2013.



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CCSI partners regularly advise and contribute to scholarly endeavors and publications, most notably to the edited volume Targeted Sanctions: The Impacts and Effectiveness of United Nations Action by the Targeted Sanctions Consortium

Publications by CCSI Partners

UN Natural Resources and Other Sanctions: Who Benefits has been published in “Purse Power: Economic Weapons for Political and Social Change”, by the Social Research International Quarterly, Volume 82, No. 4, Winter 2015;

– The reply UN Sanctions – a call for updated perspectives by Enrico Carisch, David Cortright, George Lopez, Loraine Rickard-Martin to Koffi Annan’s and Kishore Mhabubani’s editorial Rethinking Sanctions in Project Syndicate of 16 January 2016.

Wachsam bleiben – Nachlässigkeit bei der Kontrolle von Irans Atomprogramm könnte Nordkorea ermutigen in Internationale Politik und Gesellschaft vom 15 February 2016

– Carisch, Enrico and Rickard-Martin, Loraine; United Nations Non-Proliferation Regimes on Iran and North Korea: Practitioner’s Compliance HandbookCCPI, New York, June 10, 2016;

 November 2015;

– Carisch, Enrico; Congo’s Golden Web – The people, companies and countries that profit from the illegal trade in Congolese gold; Southern African Resource Watch, Johannesburg – South Africa,November 2014

– Carisch, Enrico and Rickard-Martin, Loraine; United Nations Sanctions on Iran and North Korea: An Implementation Manual; International Peace Institute, New York – USA,March 2014;

– Carisch, Enrico; The High Cost of Congolese Gold – Poverty, Abuse and the Collapse of Family and Community Structures; Southern African Resource Watch, Johannesburg – South Africa, 2013

– Carisch, Enrico and Rickard-Martin, Loraine; Sanctions and the Effort to Globalize Natural Resources Governance; Friedrich Ebert Foundation, New York – USA, 2013

– Carisch, Enrico; Conflict Gold to Criminal Gold – The New Face of Artisanal Gold Mining in Congo; Southern African Resource Watch; Johannesburg – South Africa, 2012

– Carisch, Enrico and Rickard-Martin, Loraine; Global Threats and the Role of United Nations Sanctions; Friedrich Ebert Foundation, New York – USA, 2012

– Carisch, Enrico; The unusual suspects: Africa, parapolitics, and the national security state complex in The Dual State: Parapolitics, Carl Schmitt and the National Security Complex edited by Eric Wilson, Ashgate Publishing Limited, London, 2012

– Carisch, Enrico; Institutional Responses to 9/11 in Terrornomics edited by David Gold, and Sean S Costigan, Ashgate Publishing Limited, London – UK, 2007