We reported in January 2019 on the EU cases upholding Hamas’ 2010 – 2014 listings, see previous post. The General Court has now held in Case T-289/14 that listing Hamas in 2015 was also lawful. This was because, in summary, although the US decisions on which the EU listing was based were insufficient for EU purposes because they did not give sufficient reasons, the UK Home Secretary’s decision was a sufficient legal basis, and satisfied the duty to give reasons and disclosed no error of factual assessment.
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 >