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"The Kadi Case: UN Terrorism Sanctions and Beyond" Maya Lester, Brick Court Chambers, Bingham Center Fellow

Start/End Monday, October 07, 2013 12:10 PM EDT -- 01:10 PM EDT
Location Name Jerome Greene Hall Room 102A

In its July 2013 judgment in the Kadi case (Kadi II), the European Court of Justice held that the European Union may not impose UN-mandated counterterrorism sanctions against an individual without evidence to substantiate the individual’s involvement in terrorist activities. In this session, UK Barrister Maya Lester, counsel for Mr. Kadi, will explore the implications of the case for international and European law as well as for UN and EU sanctions regimes. Ms. Lester is a barrister with Brick Court Chambers in London, and specializes in Public and Administrative law, Competition and European Law, and Civil Liberties and Human Rights. She appears for and advises individuals, companies, government departments, and public interest groups in all areas of Public Law and Human Rights, and has appeared in a large number of sanctions cases. Ms. Lester was a Visiting Scholar at Columbia Law School in 2011-2012.