THE JOURNAL OF EXPORT CONTROLS AND SANCTIONS

Issue 75, December 2018

EU Court annuls PKK’s 2014-17 sanctions listing

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By Maya Lester, QC, Brick Court Chambers www.europeansanctions.com   The EU General Court has allowed the Kurdistan Workers’ Party’s (‘PKK’) application to annul its 2014 to 2017 terrorism sanctions listings – see judgment: T-316/14.1 The court held that the EU had breached its obligation to state reasons because (in summary) a ‘significant’ period of time (over 10 years) had elapsed since the adoption of the material justifying the PKK’s initial designation in 2002, which was no longer sufficient in determining whether the PKK’s involvement in terrorist activities persisted at the time when the contested acts were adopted between 2014 and...

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