Carter-Ruck’s International Law department, led by Guy Martin, with senior associates Charles Enderby Smith and François Holmey, has been advising he Mubarak family in relation to the EU’s sanctions measures since 2013.
EU Court of Justice annuls sanctions imposed on former Egyptian President Hosni Mubaral and Family
3 December 2020
The highest court in the European Union, the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU), has annulled sanctions imposed on the late former President of Egypt, Mohamed Hosni Elsayed Mubarak, and members of his family, ruling that the sanctions were unlawful from the outset.
Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and family removed from UK sanctions list
12 January 2021
The UK has decided not to include the late former President of Egypt, Hosni Mubarak, and his family members, in its UK sanctions list of 1 January 2021. Enacted by the UK authorities as a consequence of Brexit, this UK list replaces, in the UK, the previously applicable EU Egyptian sanctions regime. For the past ten years, the Mubarak family has contested the validity and legality of EU sanctions imposed against them. This decision represents a vindication of their position.
Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and Family Removed From EU Sanctions List
12 March 2021
The late former President of Egypt, Mohamed Hosni Mubarak, has been removed by the EU Council from its list of designated individuals under its Egyptian sanctions regime. The EU Council has also delisted Hosni Mubarak’s wife, Suzanne Thabet, as well as their two sons, Alaa and Gamal Mubarak, and their two wives, Heidy Rasekh and Khadiga El Gammal. The decision of the EU Council finally to de-list the Mubaraks vindicates the position the family has consistently held from the outset: that the sanctions were unlawful and should never have been imposed on them.
Press Release Links
- Press Release – CJEU decision of 3 December 2020 (English)
- Press Release – CJEU decision of 3 December 2020 (Arabic)
- Press Release – UK decision of January 2021 (English)
- Press Release – UK decision of January 2021 (Arabic)
- Press Release – UK decision of January 2021 (French)
- Press Release – EU Council Decision 12 March 2021 (English)
- Press Release – EU Council Decision 12 March 2021 (Arabic)
- Press Release – EU Council Decision 12 March 2021 (French)