EU Court upholds Mabrouk’s Tunisia sanctions re-listings

The EU General Court has upheld Mohamed Mabrouk’s 2017 and 2018 renewed listings under the EU’s Tunisia sanctions, targeting those responsible for the misappropriation of Tunisian state funds – judgment here: T-216/17.

The Court rejected (inter alia) the applicant’s claim that the duration of the judicial proceedings in Tunisia (since the beginning of 2011) infringed his right to be tried within a reasonable time and that on account of its duration the freezing of his EU assets was now producing effects equivalent to a criminal penalty. In October 2017, the same Court rejected Mr Mabrouk’s application to annul his 2015 and 2016 Tunisia sanctions listings – see previous blog.

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Michael O'Kane

Michael was called to the Bar in 1992 and prior to joining Peters & Peters was a senior specialist prosecutor at the Crown Prosecution Service Headquarters (CPS). He was a key member of a small specialist unit responsible for the prosecution of serious and high-profile fraud, terrorist,...

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