Targeted Sanctions of the European Union: An Assessment on the Basis of the Protection of the Fundamental Rights

01/09/2019

ULUSLARARASI ILISKILER, VOLUME 16, NUMBER 63, 2019

İlke GÖÇMEN*

ABSTRACT
Targeted sanctions of the European Union (EU) form a part of restrictive measures/sanctions which are adopted within the framework of Common Foreign and Security Policy. Taking into account their way of adoption and contents, EU’s targeted sanctions are among the measures which have high potential for conflict with fundamental rights. The article tries to answer the following research questions: Could EU targeted sanctions be reviewed under fundamental rights, and if yes, how and to what extent could they be reviewed in the light of procedural fundamental rights, such as right to defence, and substantive fundamental rights, such as right to property? Based upon the caselaw of the Court of Justice of the European Union, this article aims to present the relationship between EU targeted sanctions and protection of fundamental rights, and in this regard the standard and intensity of review of EU targeted sanctions in the light of fundamental rights.

Keywords: European Union, Common Foreign and Security Policy, Targeted Sanctions, Protection of Fundamental Rights, Court of Justice of the European Union

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* Assoc. Prof. Dr., Department of European Union Law, Ankara University