A few days after the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Justice held in Abdulrahim that people de-listed from EU sanctions lists in the course of proceedings still have an interest in their actions for annulment continuing (see previous blog), the ECJ has applied the same principle to Chafiq Ayadi, a resident of Ireland who was listed and de-listed by the UN Security Council 1267 Committee (and consequently by the European Union) at the same time as Yassin Kadi.
Mr Ayadi’s appeal against the General Court’s judgment in his case has succeeded for the same reason as Mr Abdulrahim’s – his interest in the annulment proceedings continues, in order to allow him to try to obtain a declaration from the Court that he should never have been included on the list, and thereby obtain some form of reparation and rehabilitation. Mr Ayadi’s case has now been referred back to the General Court for it to rule on his application for annulment.
Maya Lester QC is a senior barrister (Queen’s Counsel) at Brick Court Chambers with a wide-ranging practice in public law, European law, competition law, international law, human rights & civil liberties. She has a particular expertise in sanctions. The legal directories say she is the...See profile for Maya Lester QC >