EU top court rejects argument that Tamil Tigers did not engage in ‘terrorist acts’

EU top court rejects argument that Tamil Tigers did not engage in ‘terrorist acts’

[JURIST] The European Court of Justice [official website] on Tuesday rejected [judgment] an argument by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam requesting that their activities be not classified as “terrorist acts.” The arguments were proffered as support for four individuals who had their assets frozen due to the accusation that they were financing acts of terror by financing the Tamil Tigers. The court ruled that the freezing of assets was acceptable holding that the acts of the Tamil Tigers were admissible as terrorist acts.

Terror Lists have come under fire in the last several years for violating the basic human rights of those affected by the blacklisting. Last year the ECJ Advocate General Eleanor Sharpston released two opinions arguing that Hamas and the Tamil Tigers should be removed [JURIST report] from the EU’s Terror List.