We reported on 13 November 2014 that three people and one company that were added to the EU’s restrictive measures against Syria won their applications to annul their listings in the EU General Court (see previous blog). The Council of the EU has today (27 January 2015) published new measures re-listing all of them on the basis of new statements of reasons.
The people are Aiman Jaber, Khaled Kaddour and Mohammed Hamcho, and the company is Hamcho International.
The proposal to re-list them was subject to scrutiny last week by the UK House of Commons’ European Scrutiny Committee, as we reported. The UK Minister for Europe was asked to confirm “that he considers the reasons now given for the restrictive measures, and the underlying evidence, to be sufficiently robust to deter or withstanding further legal challenge”.
The re-listed companies and people have two months to apply again to the European Court annul their designations if they choose to do so. A notice for data subjects (the same people / entities) under the EU data protection Regulation (EC) No 45/2001 has been published, informing them that the data controller is the Council of the EU and giving contact details in relation to the data processing operation.