The EU imposed sanctions on Tunisia at the start of 2011, by Council Decision 2011/72/CFSP and Council Regulation (EU) No 101/2011, following the Tunisian Revolution which led to the ousting of President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.Show full details
The sanctions impose asset freezes on those identified as being responsible for the misappropriation of Tunisian state funds. There are no UN sanctions on Tunisia.
Summary of Current EU Sanctions:
People identified by the EU Council as being responsible for the misappropriation of Tunisian State funds, and people, entities, and bodies associated with them.
Today (29 January), the EU extended its Tunisia sanctions for 1 year, until 31 January 2020, targeting those responsible for the misappropriation of Tunisian state funds. The EU also removed Mohamed Mabrouk from that sanctions list (he recently failed in his application to annul his 2017 and 2018 listings before the EU General Court – see previous […]
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 […]
The EU has renewed the listings of all persons and entities (and amended one entry) under its Tunisia sanctions list until 31 January 2019, namely, all those appearing in the Annex to Council Decision 2011/72/CFSP (as amended by Council Decision (CFSP) 2018/141) and in Annex I to Council Regulation (EU) 101/2011 (as implemented by Council Implementing Regulation […]
The EU has announced its intention to renew the restrictive measures provided for in its Tunisia sanctions regime, see: Council Decision 2011/72/CFSP and Council Regulation (EU) 101/2011. The EU Notice states that the Council holds on its file “new elements” concerning all persons listed under the regime, and that they may submit a request to […]
The General Court has rejected 2 applications to annul listings on the EU’s Tunisia sanctions, brought by Sirine Ben Ali and Mohamed Mabrouk. Links to judgments here: T-149/15 and T-175/15, both of 5 October 2017. These are the regimes the EU imposed in 2011 on those said to have misappropriated Tunisian state funds. The Court […]