February 18, 2018

2006 Ruling

EU Court Ruling: A Testament of the Iranian Resistance’s Legitimacy

On December 12, 2006, the European Court of First Instance issued EU Court 2006 Ruling annulling the decision by the European Union to freeze the funds of the main Iranian opposition group, the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI). TheEurope’s second highest court called into question the EU’s designation of the PMOI as a terrorist organization.

The European court ruled that the European Union had not provided adequate reasons or a fair hearing in deciding to freeze the organization’s assets in 2002, and that the decision so far as it concerns the PMOI “must be annulled since it “does not contain a sufficient statement of reasons and that it was adopted in the course of a procedure during which the right of the party concerned to a fair hearing was not observed, and that it is not in a position to review the lawfulness of that position.”

See the official EU Court 2006 Ruling and the New York Times report on the Court ruling.