Judgment of the General Court (Fourth Chamber) of 29 January 2013.

Bank Mellat v Council of the European Union.

Common foreign and security policy - Restrictive measures against Iran with the aim of preventing nuclear proliferation - Freezing of funds - Obligation to state reasons - Rights of the defence - Right to effective judicial protection - Manifest error of assessment.

Case T-496/10.



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Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (OJ)
22/02/2013 Bank Mellat v Council
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Judgment
ECLI:EU:T:2013:39
29/01/2013 Bank Mellat v Council
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Judgment (Summary)
ECLI:EU:T:2013:39
29/01/2013 Bank Mellat v Council
Application (OJ)
04/12/2010 Bank Mellat v Council
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Reports of Cases

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

Subject-matter

Partial annulment of Council implementing Regulation (EU) No 668/2010 of 26 July 2010 implementing Article 7(2) of Regulation (EC) No 423/2007 concerning restrictive measures against Iran (OJ 2010 L 195, p. 25), and Council Decision of 26 July 2010 concerning restrictive measures against Iran and repealing Common Position 2007/140/CFSP (OJ 2010 L 195, p. 39), insofar as the applicant's name was included in the list of the persons, groups and entities covered by the freezing of funds and economic resources.

Systematic classification scheme

1.
3 Legal proceedings
  3.08 Procedural rules
    3.08.04 Subject-matter, form of order sought and pleas in law
      3.08.04.02 Amendment to the form of order sought
1 The legal order of the European Union
  1.04 Fundamental rights
    1.04.00 General and sources
1 The legal order of the European Union
  1.04 Fundamental rights
    1.04.03 The fundamental rights
      1.04.03.47 Right to an effective remedy and to a fair trial
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
1 The legal order of the European Union
  1.04 Fundamental rights
    1.04.03 The fundamental rights
      1.04.03.47 Right to an effective remedy and to a fair trial
6 External policy
  6.01 Common foreign and security policy (CFSP)
    6.01.01 Restrictive measures - Freezing of funds and various prohibitions
      6.01.01.07 Rights of the defence
        6.01.01.07.01 Disclosure of inculpatory evidence
1 The legal order of the European Union
  1.01 Sources of EU law
    1.01.02 General principles of law
      1.01.02.05 Rights of the defence and procedural guarantees
6 External policy
  6.01 Common foreign and security policy (CFSP)
    6.01.01 Restrictive measures - Freezing of funds and various prohibitions
      6.01.01.07 Rights of the defence
        6.01.01.07.02 Right of access to documents
3 Legal proceedings
  3.02 Actions for annulment
    3.02.00 General
6 External policy
  6.01 Common foreign and security policy (CFSP)
    6.01.01 Restrictive measures - Freezing of funds and various prohibitions
      6.01.01.10 Judicial review
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


Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

  • Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU (2007), Article 17 : paragraph 36
  • Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU (2007), Article 41 : paragraph 36
  • Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU (2007), Article 47 : paragraphs 36, 56
  • TFEU, Article 296 -L2 : paragraph 49
  • Regulation 423/2007 -A09 : paragraph 133
  • Regulation 423/2007 -A15P3 : paragraphs 49, 61
  • Regulation 423/2007 -A18 : paragraph 121
  • Decision 2010/413 : paragraphs 104, 105
  • Decision 2010/413 -A20P6 : paragraph 133
  • Decision 2010/413 -A23P2 : paragraph 99
  • Decision 2010/413 -A23P4 : paragraph 99
  • Decision 2010/413 -A24P3 : paragraphs 49, 61
  • Decision 2010/413 -A24P4 : paragraph 61
  • Decision 2010/644 : paragraphs 34, 104
  • Regulation 668/2010 : paragraphs 104, 105
  • Regulation 961/2010 : paragraphs 34, 104
  • Regulation 961/2010 -A18 : paragraph 133
  • Regulation 961/2010 -A36P3 : paragraphs 49, 61
  • Regulation 961/2010 -A36P4 : paragraph 61
  • Regulation 961/2010 -A39 : paragraph 121
  • Decision 2011/783 : paragraphs 33, 34, 106
  • Regulation 1245/2011 : paragraphs 33, 34, 106
  • Regulation 267/2012 : paragraphs 34, 106
  • Regulation 267/2012 -A25 : paragraph 133
  • Regulation 267/2012 -A46P3 : paragraphs 49, 61
  • Regulation 267/2012 -A46P4 : paragraph 61
  • Regulation 267/2012 -A49 : paragraph 121
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -18/57 : paragraph 63
  • General Court - Judgment T -228/02 : paragraphs 53, 54
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -402/05 : paragraph 56
  • General Court - Judgment T -256/07 : paragraphs 32, 34
  • General Court - Judgment T -181/08 : paragraphs 58, 60
  • General Court - Judgment T -390/08 : paragraphs 49 - 52, 55, 61, 110
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -376/10 : paragraph 60

Operative part

  • Modifies : Decision 2010/413 -N2
  • Modifies : Regulation 668/2010 -N
  • Modifies : Decision 2010/644 -N
  • Modifies : Regulation 961/2010 -N8
  • Modifies : Decision 2011/783
  • Modifies : Regulation 1245/2011
  • Modifies : Regulation 267/2012 -N9

Opinion

Information not available


Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 07/10/2010

Date of the Opinion

Information not available

Date of the hearing

Information not available

Date of delivery

29/01/2013


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Application: OJ C 328 from 04.12.2010, p.56

Judgment: OJ C 71 from 09.03.2013, p.16

Name of the parties

Bank Mellat v Council

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Simon, Denys: Mesures restrictives. Nouvelle annulation de mesures restrictives liées à la lutte contre la prolifération nucléaire en Iran, Europe 2013 Mars Comm. nº 3 p.12



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 : application granted

Formation of the Court

quatrième chambre (Tribunal)

Judge-Rapporteur

Pelikánová

Advocate General

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Language(s) of the Case

  • English

Language(s) of the Opinion

    Information not available