EU court applies presumption again in Syria sanctions case: Akhras v council

The General Court of the EU has just handed down its judgment in Case T?579/11 Tarif Akhras v Council (judgment here), rejecting the majority of Mr Akhras’ challenge to his designation on the EU’s sanctions against Syria. This case is another example of the Court recently upholding the use by the Council of the EU of presumptions against individuals in Syrian sanctions cases (a...

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About Maya Lester QC

Maya Lester QC

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...

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