The Grand Chamber of the Court of Justice of the European Union has issued judgments in two appeals concerning EU counterterrorism sanctions against Hamas and the LTTE (Tamil Tigers). The judgments offer a relatively permissive interpretation of the EU Council’s procedural obligations in extending existing counterterrorism designations compared to that of the EU General Court.
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Can the acts of armed forces in the framework of an armed conflict governed by International Humanitarian Law constitute terrorist acts? According to a new judgment of the Grand Chamber of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) the answer is yes, at least for the purposes of the EU counterterrorism sanctions regime.
In two opinions delivered last Thursday, an Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the European Union concluded that the EU erred in including Hamas and the Tamil Tigers on the bloc's terrorism sanctions list.
Taylor Dibbert of the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs argues that, despite the end of a brutal civil war, Sri Lanka has failed to address the problem of Tamil political prisoners.