ADVOCATE GENERAL SAYS EU CRITERION FOR SOME SANCTIONS ON IRISL WAS UNLAWFUL

The always good European Sanctions Blog on 14th September alerted one to an Opinion from an Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the EU on the challenge by the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL), and various entities said to be connected with IRISL, to the legal criteria for designation enacted by the EU in 2013.  The main issue was whether it was lawful for the EU to have introduced criteria permitting designation on the grounds of connection with IRISL after IRISL’s own listing had been annulled.  It remains to be seen if the Court will follow the Opinion – and it is not obliged to do so.  See Case 255/17.

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/HTML/?uri=CELEX:62017CC0225&from=EN

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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