The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom will hear an appeal this October in the Youssef case (R (on the application of Youssef) v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) [2014] Q.B. 728).
Youssef is a judicial review of the Foreign Secretary¹s decision to consent to the addition of Mr Youssef (an Egyptian national resident in the UK) to the United Nations’ Consolidated List of members of Al-Qaida and its associates (UN resolution 1617).  At issue is the source and nature of the United Kingdom’s powers to take action before the UN Security Council directed at a specific individual, the correct test for determining whether a person meets the criterion for designation (e.g. reasonable suspicion / reasonable grounds for suspecting involvement in terrorist activity), the appropriate standard of judicial review, and the permissibility of relying on evidence obtained by torture in Egypt.
The Supreme Court has also suggested to the parties that they should consider the following issue: whether Article 103 of the United Nations Charter applies to Human Rights Act claims in the UK.
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About Maya Lester QC

Maya Lester QC has a wide ranging practice in public law, European law, competition law, international law, human rights & civil liberties. She has a particular expertise in sanctions. As the most recent (2016) Chambers & Partners directory put it, she "owns the world of sanctions". She spent 2011-12 in New York at Columbia Law School lecturing and writing on sanctions. She represents and advises hundreds of companies and individuals before the European and English courts and has acted in most of the leading cases, including Kadi, Tay Za, Central Bank of Iran, NITC and IRISL.

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