The General Court of the EU has ruled in favour of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (“LTTE”), granting it an application to have annulled the asset freeze imposed on it pursuant to various EU implementing regulations. The LTTE had been listed on the grounds that it was a proscribed terrorist organisation (see Joined Cases T-208/11 and T-508/11).

The annulment has been stayed for a period of 2 months and 10 days to give the European Council the opportunity to remedy the infringements established by adopting, if it wishes, a new restrictive measure with respect to LTTE. A separate extension of 3 months was granted in respect of Implementing Regulation (EU) No 790/2014 only, by which LTTE continues to be designated a terrorist organisation.

Joined Cases T-208/11 and T-508/11

Implementing Regulation (EU) No 790/2014