Key facts of the case:
Common foreign and security policy — Restrictive measures adopted in view of the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo — Freezing of funds — Continued inclusion of the applicant’s name on the list of persons covered — Obligation to state reasons — Rights of the defence — Obligation on the Council to disclose new evidence justifying the renewal of restrictive measures — Error of law — Manifest error of assessment — Right to property — Proportionality — Presumption of innocence — Plea of illegality.
Outcome of the case:
On those grounds, THE GENERAL COURT (Ninth Chamber, Extended Composition) hereby:
49) In that regard, it should be pointed out that, under Article 41(2)(a) of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union (‘the Charter’), everyone has the right to be heard before any individual measure which would affect him adversely is taken.