The Sanabel Relief Agency Ltd and 3 people connected with it (Al-Faqih, Abdrabbah, & Nasuf) have lost their annulment application based on grounds very similar to the Kadi (2) case (on which see previous blog) in Case T-134/11 Al-Bashir & Ors v Commission  (General Court judgment of 28 October 2015). A link to the judgment is here.
The General Court has held that the Commission had complied with its Kadi (2) duties of independently assessing the evidence for EU implementations of UN terrorist sanctions listings; the applicants had been sent narrative summaries, the EU had assessed their responses and the UN’s reasons, and they had eventually been de-listed. The Sanabel Relief Agency had ceased to exist so the Court also held that it had no continuing interest in the proceedings.
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