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 new Decision and Implementing Regulation are on the sanctions in force section of this blog.

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.



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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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