A NON-MEMBER STATE MAY HAVE LEGAL STANDING IN A LEGAL ACTION FOR ANNULMENT OF RESTRICTIVE MEASURES ADOPTED BY THE EU COUNCIL AGAINST THAT STATE

On 20 January, the Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the European Union published advice that a third country (Venezuela in this case) may have legal standing to intervene in a challenge seeking annulment of an EU Regulation imposing restrictions (sanctions) against that country.  One needs to note that an Advocate General’s Opinion is not binding on the Court of Justice.  It is the role of the Advocates General to propose to the Court, in complete independence, a legal solution to the cases for which they are responsible. The Judges of the Court are now beginning their deliberations in this case and judgment will be given at a later date.

https://curia.europa.eu/jcms/upload/docs/application/pdf/2021-01/cp210006en.pdf

 

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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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