We reported in May 2013 that Marcel Gossio lost his European court application to annul his designation on the EU’s sanctions against Ivory Coast, and that the EU then re-listed him in May 2014 with amended reasons (blog report here). The General Court of the EU has just annulled that 2014 listing, in its judgment in Case T-406/13 Marcel Gossio v Council (14 January 2015). A link to the judgment (available only in French) is here.
The Court rejected a number of Mr Gossio’s arguments (some for being essentially political arguments not within the Court’s jurisdiction), but annulled his 2014 designation because the Council of the EU had no evidence that Mr Gossio constituted a threat to stability and security in the Ivory Coast in 2014.
The EU’s sanctions against Ivory Coast are on the ‘sanctions in force’ section of this blog.