Tunisia

Initial Imposition of EU sanctions & Subsequent Amendments

 EU sanctions were first imposed in relation to Tunisia in January 2011 following the resignation of President Ben Ali and members of his government.

The Tunisian authorities instigated legal action against a number of these individuals for appropriation of public property, and the EU restrictive measures were designed to support this action.

UN Sanctions

There are no UN sanctions in force against Tunisia. EU sanctions are imposed pursuant to the EU’s autonomous Common Foreign and Security Policy powers.

Form of the Sanctions

Asset freezes

Criteria for Inclusion in Targeted Measures

Categories of individuals and entities targeted by the restrictive measures are those deemed responsible for the misappropriation of state funds.

Provisions in Force

Council Decision 2011/72/CFSP (OJ L 28, 31 January 2011) contains: notice to listed persons/entities bodies; and asset freezes

Amended by Council Decision 2012/724/CFSP (OJ L 327, 26 November 2012) amendment to the exceptions

Amended by Council Decision 2014/49/CFSP (OJ L 28, 30 January 2014) list of persons and entities subject to restrictive measures; extension of period for which restrictive measures are valid

Amended by Council Decision (CFSP) No 2015/157 (OJ L 26, 31 January 2015) extension of asset freezes for one year until 31 January 2016 and amendment to list of reasons for three individuals

Council Regulation (EU) No 101/2011 (OJ L 31, 4 February 2011) contains: notice to listed persons/entities bodies; and asset freezes

Amended by Council Regulation (EU) No 1100/2012 (OJ L 327, 26 November 2012) amendment to the exceptions

Amended by Council Regulation (EU) No 517/2013 (OJ L 158, 13 May 2013) further information on competent authorities

Amended by Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 81/2014 (OJ L 28, 30 January 2014) list of persons and entities subject to asset freezes

Amended by Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 2015/147 (OJ L 26, 31 January 2015) amendment to list of reasons for three individuals

Case Law (all actions for annulment unless otherwise specified)

Trabelsi and Others v Council (Case T-187/11) (Date of lodging: 30 March 2011)

Chiboub v Council (Case T-188/11) (Date of lodging: 1 April 2011)

El-Materi v Council (Case T-200/11) (Date of lodging: 1 April 2011)

Ben Ali v Council (Case T-301/11) (Date of lodging: 16 June 2011)

Ben Ali v Council (Case T-133/12) (Date of lodging: 26 March 2012)

CW v Council (Case T-162/12) (Date of lodging: 25 September 2012)

Al Matri v Council (Case T-545/13) (Date of lodging: 8 October 2013)

Ben Ali v Council (Case T-200/14) (Date of lodging: 27 March 2014)

Mabrouk v Council (Case T-218/14) (Date of lodging: 8 April 2014)

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