EU Court dismisses Libya case – T-485/15 Alsharghawi

The General Court of the EU has dismissed Bashir Alsharghawi’s application for his listing on the EU’s Libya sanctions to be annulled, where he was included for being “closely associated with the former regime of Muammar Qadhafi”.  See Case T-485/15 Alsharghawi v Council (20 September 2016).

The Court said Mr Alsharghawi had not submitted any evidence capable of calling into question the facts presented by the Council, and did not challenge the Council’s assessment of the situation in Libya or its allegation that he was closely associated with the former regime of Muammar Qadhafi.  It also dismissed the applicant’s arguments that the Council lacked competence to list him, breached its obligation to state reasons, infringed his rights of defence and the presumption of innocence, and infringed his rights to property and freedom.

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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.

One thought on “EU Court dismisses Libya case – T-485/15 Alsharghawi

  1. Dear Maya,

    This post seems to be wrongly indexed. It should be “Libya case”.

    Best wishes


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