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CJEU - T 579/11 / Judgment

Tarif Akhras v Council of the European Union

Policy area:
Foreign and security policy
Deciding Body type:
Court of Justice of the European Union
Deciding Body:
Court of Justice of the European Union / General Court (Seventh Chamber)
Type:
Decision
Decision date:
12/02/2015

Key facts of the case:

(Common foreign and security policy — Freezing of funds — Rights of the defence — Obligation to state reasons — Manifest error of assessment — Right to life — Right to property — Right to respect for private life — Proportionality)

Results (sanctions) and key consequences of the case:

THE GENERAL COURT (Seventh Chamber) hereby:

  1. Annuls Council Decision 2011/522/CFSP of 2 September 2011 amending Decision 2011/273/CFSP concerning restrictive measures against Syria, Council Regulation (EU) No 878/2011 of 2 September 2011 amending Regulation (EU) No 442/2011 concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Syria, Council Decision 2011/628/CFSP of 23 September 2011 amending Decision 2011/273/CFSP concerning restrictive measures against Syria, Council Regulation (EU) No 1011/2011 of 13 October 2011 amending Regulation (EU) No 442/2011 concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Syria, Council Decision 2011/782/CFSP of 1 December 2011 concerning restrictive measures against Syria and repealing Decision 2011/273/CFSP, and Council Regulation (EU) No 36/2012 of 18 January 2012 concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Syria and repealing Regulation (EU) No 442/2011, in so far as those acts concern Mr Tarif Akhras;
  2. Dismisses the action as to the remainder;
  3. Orders the parties to bear their own costs in relation to these proceedings;
  4. Orders Mr Akhras to bear his own costs and to pay those of the Council of the European Union in relation to the interim relief proceedings.