The General Court of the EU has heard oral arguments in an application brought by 112 individuals and 11 companies seeking to have their designations under sanctions imposed in respect of Zimbabwe annulled. The applicants are relying on pleas that (i) the EU does not have the power to impose restrictive measures on non-state actors in Zimbabwe on the sole grounds of unsubstantiated allegations of criminal misconduct in Zimbabwe; (ii) the EU was incorrect to consider that the listing criteria had been fulfilled; (iii) the EU failed to give adequate or sufficient reasons for the designations; (iv) the EU failed to safeguard the applicants’ rights of defence and effective judicial review; and (v) the EU infringed the applicants’ fundamental rights, including their right to protection of property, business, reputation and private and family life.