Key facts of the case:
By his appeal, Mr Abdulrahim requests the Court to set aside the order of the General Court of the European Union of 28 February 2012 in Case T‑127/09 Abdulrahim v Council and Commission (‘the order under appeal’), by which the General Court held, in particular, that there was no longer any need to adjudicate on the action which he had brought seeking annulment of Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 of 27 May 2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with Usama bin Laden, the Al-Qaida network and the Taliban, and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No 467/2001 prohibiting the export of certain goods and services to Afghanistan, strengthening the flight ban and extending the freeze of funds and other financial resources in respect of the Taliban of Afghanistan (OJ 2002 L 139, p. 9), as amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No 1330/2008 of 22 December 2008 (OJ 2008 L 345, p. 60), or of Regulation No 1330/2008.
Results (sanctions) and key consequences of the case:
The Court (Grand Chamber) hereby:
- Sets aside the order of the General Court of the European Union of 28 February 2012 in Case T‑127/09 Abdulrahim v Council and Commission in so far as the order decides that there is no longer any need to adjudicate on the action for annulment brought before the General Court by Mr Abdulbasit Abdulrahim;
- Refers the case back to the General Court of the European Union for it to rule again on Mr Abdulbasit Abdulrahim’s action for annulment;
- Reserves the costs.