United Nations Security Council delists individual from the controversial Al-Qaida sanctions list

Rachel Barnes and Patrick Hill acted for Kamel Darraji, a Tunisian citizen resident in Italy, in his application for removal from the controversial UN Al-Qaida sanctions list established under Security Council Resolution 1267 (1999). Mr Darraji was originally listed in 2004, following his prosecution and acquittal in respect of offences of supporting a terrorist organisation in Italy. Mr Darraji’s listing meant that both his and his wife’s assets were frozen, he was effectively prohibited from operating his established construction business, banned from travelling, and resulted in it being a criminal offence for anyone to provide him with unauthorised funds or economic resources. Mr Darraji has consistently denied being part of or associated with a terrorist organisation.

Rachel and Patrick were instructed by Gavin Sullivan, Solicitor and Cooperating Lawyer, European Centre for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR).

Click here to read the press release from the ECCHR.

Click here to read the press release from the UN Security Council sanctions committee.

7th May 2012