Falling Short: UN Security Council Delisting Procedural Reforms Before European Courts


March 2013 - European courts are challenging the domestic implementation of individually targeted UN anti-terrorism sanctions established by Security Council Resolution 1267. The Office of the Ombudsperson created by the Council in 2009 provides some legal rights for petitioners seeking to be delisted, but it does not meet the standard of ‘effective judicial protection’ established in European court rulings. This report examines the legal issues surrounding this issue and the implications for European compliance with UN targeted sanctions.

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