Al-Gama’s al-Islamiyya Egypt wins challenge to EU terrorism sanctions

The General Court of the EU has annulled the maintenance of Al-Gama’s al-Islamiyya Egypt on the EU terrorist asset freeze list pursuant to Common Position 2001/931.  Unlike the EU’s country sanctions regimes, the EU’s terrorism list requires a determination by a national authority that an organisation is involved in terrorist activities.  The Court held that there was insufficient basis for the applicant’s EU listing because the US decisions relied on by the EU contained no reasons and there was no sufficient UK decision relating to the organisation. Case T-643/16 (10 April 2019). 

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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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