EU upholds Egypt sanctions listings of former President Mubarak

CJEU1The EU General Court has upheld the 2017 and 2018 Egypt sanctions listings (targeting the misappropriation of State funds) of the former President of Egypt, Mohamed Hosni Elsayed Mubarak. See judgment: T-358/17 (12 December 2018) and Press Release.

The Court rejected Mr Mubarak’s arguments that there was no legal basis for his listings, that the Egyptian judicial proceedings did not respect his fundamental rights, and that the EU had infringed rights of the defence and the principle of proportionality.

Last month (22 November), the same Court rejected, on similar grounds, the 2016 and 2017 Egypt sanctions listings of Mohamed Mubarak’s wife, Suzanne Thabet, as well as their sons, Gamal Mubarak and Alaa Mubarak, and their sons’ wives, Khadiga El Gammal and Heidy Rasekh (see previous blog).

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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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