U.S. and European Governments Agree to Review Delist Procedures of Terrorist List

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Tuesday, October 1, 2002
Bruce Zagaris
On August 15, 2002, the United States Government agreed to review the appeals of governments whose citizens are on the United Nations list of persons involved in or supporting terrorism and other measures providing some relief from the harsh application of the sanctions. The U.S. and the European Union are still trying to agree on procedures that would determine when a new name can be added to the list. In particular, France is a leading proponent of changing the procedure so that a country wanting to add a name would accompany the proposed name with evidentiary bases. The U.S. objects to the need to give evidence because it cannot share classified information on terrorist suspects.