ECJ follows Abdulrahim in Ayadi

06 Jun 2013 | by Caroline Sweeney

Case C‑183/12 Ayadi v European Commission, judgment, 6 June 2013

The ECJ has upheld Mr Ayadi’s appeal against the General Court’s decision that he had no further interest in his action for annulment following his removal from the list of persons and entities considered to be associated with Al-Qaida or the Taliban under Regulation (EC) No 881/2002. The ECJ followed the decision of its Grand Chamber in Case C‑239/12 P Abdulrahim v Council and Commission and found that the definitive repeal of the regulation at issue, by the removal of Mr Ayadi’s name from the list at issue does not prevent an interest in bringing proceedings from continuing to exist so far as concerns the effects of the regulation at issue between the date of its entry into force and that of its repeal.

The case has been referred back to the GC.

Philip Moser QC acts for Mr Ayadi and Mr Abdulrahim.

To read the full judgment please click here