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US Court has no jurisdiction to hear challenge to the Kafala system

A number of major companies and prominent individuals based in the Gulf have successfully defended a multi-million dollar claim brought by a US national arising in part out of the Kafala system to which he was subject while working in the Middle East.

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Al Jazeera calls in Carter-Ruck over Egypt attacks

Long-standing Carter-Ruck client Al Jazeera has instructed the firm to take action in relation to the campaign mounted against its journalists over the course of the past two months by Egypt’s military government.

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Yassin Kadi wins second ECJ case as Court rejects appeals by EU Commission and UK government

Saudi businessman and philanthropist Sheikh Yassin Abdullah Kadi has won his second case before the European Court of Justice: the Court has dismissed appeals by the United Kingdom and the EU authorities and upheld the General Court’s judgment in Mr Kadi’s favour.

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Carter-Ruck wins further EU sanctions challenge in the Luxembourg General Court

Carter-Ruck has successfully obtained an order from the General Court of the European Union in Luxembourg annulling EU targeted sanctions.

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EU court just on Iran

Guy Martin, Carter-Ruck's Head of International Law, has co written a letter to the Sunday Times in response to a recent article in the Sunday Times criticising the stance of the Court of Justice of the European Union on targeted sanctions.

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Sheikh Yassin Abdullah Kadi is de-listed by the UN Al Qaeda Sanctions Committee

On 5 October 2012 the Saudi businessman and philanthropist Sheikh Yassin Abdullah Kadi, successfully achieved delisting by the UN’s Al Qaeda Sanctions Committee after an eleven year battle which started with the imposition of sanctions upon him in October 2001.

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Yasser Arafat: Suspicion of Polonium 210 Poisoning - Complaint Filed

Carter-Ruck has been retained by Mrs Suha Arafat, the wife of the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, to coordinate efforts worldwide concerning the suspicious circumstances surrounding her husband’s death.

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Carter-Ruck sponsors ‘Smart Sanctions and the Rule of Law’ Conference at New York University School

Presentation by Guy Martin of Carter-Ruck on ‘Lawyering for the targets of Sanctions’

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Burmese national Pye Phyo Tay Za wins his appeal

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has annulled EU restrictive measures freezing Pye Phyo Tay Za's assets and orders the Council to pay his legal costs.

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European Union removes John Bredenkamp from Zimbabwe sanctions list

The Council of the European Union has removed the businessman John Bredenkamp and his companies from its list of individuals and entities subject to restrictive measures in respect of Zimbabwe.

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ECJ Advocate-General delivers landmark opinion in Pye Phyo Tay Za Appeal

In late 2011 Advocate-General Mengozzi of the European Court of Justice delivered a landmark opinion in Pye Phyo Tay Za’s appeal to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) in Luxembourg, recommending that the Court should set aside the earlier judgment of the General Court in Luxembourg and annul the contested freezing regulation insofar as it relates to Mr Tay Za.

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Ofcom Vindication for Al Jazeera

The UK broadcasting regulator Ofcom has ruled in favour of the news channel Al Jazeera English following a complaint about its series on the 'Palestine Papers', the largest leak of confidential documents in the history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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Sheikh Yassin Abdullah Kadi: European court orders annulment of asset freezing regulation

The General Court of the European Union in Luxembourg has today delivered a landmark decision annulling a European Regulation freezing the assets of Mr Kadi.

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9/11-related US civil claims against prominent Saudi businessman dismissed

Sheikh Yassin Abdullah Kadi has succeeded in having dismissed in their entirety the civil claims brought against him in the United States on behalf of the families of the 9/11 victims.

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Annual Conference of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (‘BIICL’) on 11 June

Carter-Ruck co-sponsored BIICL's annual conference on 11 June 2010, together with Shell International B.V.

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