European Court of Human Rights Rules Against Switzerland and Enforcement of UN Security Council Sanctions

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Saturday, December 1, 2012
Bruce Zagaris
On September 12, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights Grand Chamber issued a judgment that the Swiss government’s application of UN Security Council sanctions’ resolutions against Al Qaeda and the Taliban violated the European Human Rights Convention insofar as they applied to the applicant, Mr. Youssef Moustafa Nada, an Italian and Egyptian national.[1]  The case is the latest in a series of rulings invalidating the UN Security Council sanctions.

[1]               Case of  Nada v. Switzerland, European Court of Hum. Rights Grand Chamber (Application no. 10593/08), Judgment, Sept. 12, 2012.