Judgment of the General Court (Sixth Chamber, Extended Composition), 16 October 2014

Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) v Council of the European Union

Common foreign and security policy — Restrictive measures against certain persons and entities with a view to combating terrorism — Freezing of funds — Applicability of Regulation (EC) No 2580/2001 to situations of armed conflict — Possibility for an authority of a non-member State to be classified as a competent authority within the meaning of Common Position 2001/931/CFSP — Factual basis of the decisions to freeze funds — Reference to terrorist acts — Need for a decision of a competent authority within the meaning of Common Position 2001/931

Joined Cases T‑208/11 and T‑508/11



Top of the page Documents in the Case
Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (OJ)
07/11/2014 LTTE v Council
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Judgment
ECLI:EU:T:2014:885
16/10/2014 LTTE v Council
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Judgment (Summary)
ECLI:EU:T:2014:885
16/10/2014 LTTE v Council
Application (OJ)
27/05/2011 LTTE v Council
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Top of the page Legal analysis of the decision or of the case

Reports of Cases

published in the electronic Reports of Cases (Court Reports - general)

Subject-matter

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Systematic classification scheme

1.
6 External policy
  6.01 Common foreign and security policy (CFSP)
    6.01.01 Restrictive measures - Freezing of funds and various prohibitions
      6.01.01.03 Scope
6 External policy
  6.01 Common foreign and security policy (CFSP)
    6.01.01 Restrictive measures - Freezing of funds and various prohibitions
      6.01.01.05 Authority competent to sign a decision
6 External policy
  6.01 Common foreign and security policy (CFSP)
    6.01.01 Restrictive measures - Freezing of funds and various prohibitions
      6.01.01.05 Authority competent to sign a decision
6 External policy
  6.01 Common foreign and security policy (CFSP)
    6.01.01 Restrictive measures - Freezing of funds and various prohibitions
      6.01.01.05 Authority competent to sign a decision
6 External policy
  6.01 Common foreign and security policy (CFSP)
    6.01.01 Restrictive measures - Freezing of funds and various prohibitions
      6.01.01.05 Authority competent to sign a decision
6 External policy
  6.01 Common foreign and security policy (CFSP)
    6.01.01 Restrictive measures - Freezing of funds and various prohibitions
      6.01.01.08 Statement of reasons
2 Institutional framework of the European Union
  2.05 Legal acts of the European Union
    2.05.06 Statement of reasons
6 External policy
  6.01 Common foreign and security policy (CFSP)
    6.01.01 Restrictive measures - Freezing of funds and various prohibitions
      6.01.01.08 Statement of reasons
6 External policy
  6.01 Common foreign and security policy (CFSP)
    6.01.01 Restrictive measures - Freezing of funds and various prohibitions
      6.01.01.08 Statement of reasons
6 External policy
  6.01 Common foreign and security policy (CFSP)
    6.01.01 Restrictive measures - Freezing of funds and various prohibitions
      6.01.01.03 Scope
6 External policy
  6.01 Common foreign and security policy (CFSP)
    6.01.01 Restrictive measures - Freezing of funds and various prohibitions
      6.01.01.11 Effects of an annulling judgment
3 Legal proceedings
  3.02 Actions for annulment
    3.02.06 Effects of a declaration that a measure is void


Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

  • TFEU - Protocol No 3 -A56L1 : paragraph 221
  • TFEU - Protocol No 3 -A60L2 : paragraph 221
  • TFEU, Article 75 : paragraph 158
  • TFEU, Article 215 : paragraph 158
  • TFEU, Article 264 : paragraph 123
  • TFEU, Article 264 -L2 : paragraph 222
  • TFEU, Article 280 : paragraph 227
  • TFEU, Article 296 : paragraph 154
  • TFEU, Article 352 : paragraph 158
  • Common Foreign and Security Policy 2001/931 : paragraphs 53, 55, 56, 68, 71, 77, 79, 109, 110, 122, 131, 132, 134, 136, 137, 181, 183, 185, 188, 197, 198, 200, 202, 207, 209, 217, 220
  • Common Foreign and Security Policy 2001/931 -A01 : paragraph 219
  • Common Foreign and Security Policy 2001/931 -A01P3 : paragraphs 76, 164
  • Common Foreign and Security Policy 2001/931 -A01P4 : paragraphs 102 - 104, 108, 113, 114, 117, 130, 134, 153, 155, 156, 159, 160, 192, 204, 212
  • Common Foreign and Security Policy 2001/931 -A01P4L2 : paragraph 100
  • Common Foreign and Security Policy 2001/931 -A01P6 : paragraphs 150, 155, 156, 212
  • Common Foreign and Security Policy 2001/931 -C5 : paragraphs 56, 124
  • Common Foreign and Security Policy 2001/931 -C6 : paragraphs 56, 124
  • Common Foreign and Security Policy 2001/931 -C7 : paragraphs 56, 124
  • Regulation 2580/2001 : paragraphs 37 - 223
  • Regulation 2580/2001 -A02P3 : paragraphs 130, 156
  • Regulation 2580/2001 -C3 : paragraph 56
  • Regulation 2580/2001 -C5 : paragraph 56
  • Regulation 2580/2001 -C6 : paragraphs 56, 127
  • Regulation 83/2011 : paragraphs 99, 124, 141, 169, 173, 174, 176, 178, 196, 196
  • Regulation 125/2014 : paragraphs 169, 173 - 175, 178, 182, 195, 196
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -52/81 : paragraph 68
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -162/96 : paragraph 68
  • General Court - Judgment T -228/02 : paragraphs 153, 154 - 156
  • General Court - Judgment T -47/03 : paragraph 153
  • General Court - Judgment T -327/03 : paragraph 194
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -351/04 : paragraph 68
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -402/05 : paragraphs 125, 222
  • General Court - Judgment T -256/07 : paragraphs 103, 117, 178, 191, 193, 209
  • General Court - Judgment T -341/07 : paragraphs 111, 129, 130, 134, 157, 158, 191, 195, 214, 216
  • General Court - Judgment T -348/07 : paragraphs 102, 103, 110, 191, 194
  • General Court - Judgment T -246/08 : paragraph 68
  • General Court - Judgment T -390/08 : paragraph 68
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -27/09 : paragraph 218
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -380/09 : paragraph 125
  • General Court - Judgment T -292/09 : paragraph 68
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -539/10 : paragraphs 102, 110, 153, 160, 191, 198, 200, 204
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -584/10 : paragraph 141
  • General Court - Judgment T -316/11 : paragraph 222
  • General Court - Judgment T -58/12 : paragraph 175
  • General Court - Judgment T -552/12 : paragraph 175

Operative part

  • Modifies : Regulation 83/2011
  • Modifies : Regulation 687/2011
  • Modifies : Regulation 1375/2011
  • Modifies : Regulation 542/2012
  • Modifies : Regulation 1169/2012
  • Modifies : Regulation 714/2013
  • Modifies : Regulation 125/2014
  • Modifies : Regulation 790/2014

Opinion

Information not available


Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 11/04/2011

Date of the Opinion

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Date of the hearing

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Date of delivery

16/10/2014


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Judgment: OJ C 421 from 24.11.2014, p.28

Application: OJ C 179 from 18.06.2011, p.17

Name of the parties

LTTE v Council

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Simon, Denys: Mesures restrictives (terrorisme), Europe 2014 Décembre Comm. nº 12 p.11-13 (FR)
  2. Weber, Ferdinand: Anwendungsgrenzen, Behördenkooperation und Ermessensausübung des Rates im Rahmen der europäischen Terrorismusbekämpfung, Europarecht 2015 p.206-215 (DE)
  3. Pantaleo, Luca: Of Terrorists and Combatants: The Application of EU Anti-terrorist Measures to Situations of Armed Conflict in the General Court's Ruling Concerning the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, European Law Review 2015 p.598-612 (EN)



Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

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Subject-matter

  • External relations
  • - Common foreign and security policy

Procedure and result

  • Actions for annulment : dismissal on substantive grounds
  • Actions for annulment : application granted

Formation of the Court

sixième chambre élargie (Tribunal)

Judge-Rapporteur

Dehousse

Advocate General

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Language(s) of the Case

  • English

Language(s) of the Opinion

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