We have blogged on several cases in which the EU court has rejected challenges to re-listings of Iranian people and companies who originally had their sanctions listings annulled by the Court, but their re-listings upheld. In most of them, this is because the EU Council could not evidence their initial listings, which were based on allegations of involvement with nuclear proliferation, whereas they could sustain listings based only on allegations that they provide “support” to the Government of Iran (the more recent listing criteria). The General Court has just handed down 2 more judgments along these lines. Links to the judgments are here: Case T-63/14 Iran Insurance Company v Council  and Case T-68/14 Post Bank Iran v Council  and a link to our blog on their previous successful challenges is here.
The 2 judgments are very similar. Key points of interest are that the Court held that:
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