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Appeal brought on 18 March 2019 by George Haswani against the judgment of the General Court (Fifth Chamber) delivered on 16 January 2019 in Case T-477/17 Haswani v Council

(Case C-241/19 P)

Language of the case: French


Appellant: George Haswani (represented by: G. Karouni, avocat)

Other parties to the proceedings: Council of the European Union, European Commission

Form of order sought

The appellant submits that the Court should:

Set aside the judgment of 16 January 2019, T-477/17, in its entirety;

Order the removal of Mr George Haswani’s name from the annexes to the acts contested before the General Court;

Dispose of the case and:

Annul Decision 2015/1836 and Regulation 2015/1828;

Order the Council to pay the sum of EUR 100 000 in respect of the non-pecuniary harm suffered by Mr Haswani;

Order the Council to bear its own costs and pay those incurred by the appellant before both the General Court and the Court of Justice.

Grounds of appeal and main arguments

The first ground of appeal alleges an error of law, infringement of Decisions 2015/1836 (recital 6) and 2013/255 (recital 5) as amended by Decision 2015/1836, as well as the reversal of the burden of proof and breach of the principle of the presumption of innocence.

The second ground of appeal alleges breach of the obligation to state reasons and failure to state reasons.

The third ground of appeal alleges breach of the principle of proportionality and failure to state reasons.