European Court of Justice Annuls Implementation of Al-Qaeda UN Sanctions

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Saturday, November 1, 2008
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
24
Issue: 
11
Abstract: 
"On September 3, 2008, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) set outside the judgments of the Court of First Instance and annulled the Council regulation freezing Mr. Yassin Abdullah Kadi, a resident of Saudi Arabia, and Al Barakaat International Foundation, established in Sweden. In doing so, the Court ruled it had jurisdiction to review measures adopted by the Community giving effect to resolutions of the Security Council of the United Nations. In exercising that jurisdiction, the ECJ held that the regulation infringed Mr. Kadi and Al Barakaat’s fundamental rights under Community law...[more]"