Judgment of the Court of First Instance of the EC in the case People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran/Council (T-256/07) on the Common Foreign and Security Policy

Type: Report   Reference: I-059271   Duration: 11:16:45  Lieu:
End production: 23/10/2008   First transmission: 23/10/2008
The Luxembourg-based Court of First Instance of the EC annulled on 23 October 2008 an EU decision to freeze the assets of the main Iranian opposition in exile, the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI). Europe's second-highest tribunal ruled that the EU had failed to give sufficient reasons to keep the PMOI on the list, following a British court decision to remove them from the national list. It was the second such ruling by the court. The EU's decision was based on measures implemented to respect a UN Security Council resolution drawn up in the wake of the 11 September 2001 attacks which required countries to crack down on terror funding. Since the EU terror list is updated every six months, and the court ruling refers to an EU decision in December 2007 and not the current list, the group remains on the EU terror blacklist for the time being.

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11:13:38 Title 00:00:04
11:13:43 Exterior views of the Court of Justice of the EC (2 shots) 00:00:13
11:13:56 General atmosphere inside the court room (Court of First Instance of the EC) (2 shots) 00:00:18
11:14:14 Judges of the Court of First Instance entering the court room 00:00:12
11:14:26 Cutaway 00:00:06
11:14:32 Nicholas James Forwood, Judge at the Court of First Instance of the EC, (in ENGLISH) reading the Judgment in Case T-256/07 00:01:59
11:16:31 Cutaways (in the court room) (2 shots) 00:00:14
11:16:45 General atmosphere outside the court room (6 shots) 00:00:42
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