n Tydskrif vir die Suid-Afrikaanse Reg - Anti-terrorism measures and judicial remedies in the European court of justice : regspraak

Volume 2006, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 0257-7747
  • E-ISSN: 1996-2207



Ayadi Chafiq, also known by many other names, is a Tunisian national who resided with his family in Ireland since 1997. Sometime during October 2001 his life became entangled in the overarching international legal regime designed to combat international terrorism when his name was included in a list circulated by the UN's sanctions committee containing data on persons associated with Osama bin Laden and whose assets were supposed to be frozen by states with jurisdiction over the matter. This classification brought Ayadi Chafiq into the ambit of economic and financial sanction measures adopted by the European Community in pursuance of security council efforts to combat international terrorism. In an application before the European court of justice (court of first instance, second chamber) Ayadi Chafiq sought an annulment of the applicable European Council (EC) regulation and, in a second plea, contested the measures taken against him on the basis that they infringed the principles of proportionality and respect for human rights ().

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