punitive measures could also be brought by the Security Council, but only with the backing of Russia and China.
By that he means solitary confinement is intended to be preventive, not punitive.
As Wilson could have predicted, the punitive settlement made in Paris did not last.
1620s, "inflicting or involving punishment," from French punitif (16c.) or directly from Medieval Latin punitivus, from Latin punitus, past participle of punire "to punish, correct, chastise" (see punish).