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).