YASSIN KADI REMOVED FROM US SANCTIONS AFTER 13 YEARS

The US Treasury Department announced today that it has removed a number of individuals from its “specially designated nationals” list, including Yassin Kadi.

Mr Kadi, who had been added to the USA’s “SDN” list in October 2001, had already been de-listed by the United Nations Security Council and in the European Union.

He was the successful applicant in the well known Kadi litigation summarised on this blog (see e.g. here) which led to the creation of the Office of Ombudsperson to the UN Sanctions Committee Al Qaida list and is arguably the leading judgment on the relationship between international and EU law, and on due process in EU sanctions regimes.  He lost a legal challenge to his designation in the US District Court in 2012 (judgment here).

This entry was posted in Terrorist Sanctions, United Nations, USA by Maya Lester QC. Bookmark the permalink.

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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