Appeal of the Court of Justice of the EU in the joined cases Commission v Kadi (C-584/10), P Council v Kadi (C-593/10), and P United Kingdom v Kadi (C-595/10) on Common foreign and security policy
Luxembourg [town] - Court of Justice of the EU
On 18 July 2013, the Luxembourg-based European Court of Justice ruled in joined cases C-584/10 P, C-593/10 P and C-595/10 P Commission, Council, United Kingdom v Yassin Abdullah Kadi.
In its ruling, the Court dismissed the appeals against the General Court’s ‘Kadi II’ judgment, adding that the European Union may not impose restrictive measures on Yassin Abdullah Kadi, a resident of Saudi Arabia, without evidence to substantiate his involvement in terrorist activities associated with Usama bin Laden and the Al-Qaeda network.
The Court is of the opinion that, contrary to the analysis of the General Court, the majority of the reasons relied on against Kadi are sufficiently detailed and specific to allow effective exercise of the rights of the defence and judicial review of the lawfulness of the contested measure. On the other hand, the Court holds that, since no information or evidence has been produced to substantiate the allegations, roundly refuted by Kadi, of his being involved in activities linked to international terrorism, those allegations are not such as to justify the adoption, at European Union level, of restrictive measures against him.
Only the original language version is authentic and it prevails in the event of its differing from the translated versions.
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||Soundbite (in ENGLISH) by Koen Lenaerts, Vice-President of the Court of Justice of the EU, reading the joined cases Commission v Kadi (C-584/10), P Council v Kadi (C-593/10), and P United Kingdom v Kadi (C-595/10) on Common foreign and security policy
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