Recommendation 1824 (2008)1

United Nations Security Council and European Union blacklists


1. The Parliamentary Assembly, referring to its Resolution 1597 (2008) on United Nations Security Council and European Union blacklists, invites the Committee of Ministers to take up the issue of targeted sanctions and to invite:

1.1. the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) and the Council of the European Union to examine their targeted sanctions regimes and to implement procedural and substantive improvements aimed at safeguarding individual human rights and the rule of law, in the interest of the credibility of the international fight against terrorism, and in particular to implement an effective and comprehensive appeal mechanism against sanctions imposed by United Nations and European Union (EU) bodies;

1.2. those member states of the Council of Europe which are permanent or non-permanent members of the UNSC, or of the EU, to urgently use their influence in these international bodies in order to improve their respective targeted sanctions regimes so as to ensure respect for human rights and the rule of law;

1.3. those member states of the Council of Europe which are permanent or non-permanent members of the UNSC or of the EU to respect judicial decisions in relation to registration on blacklists, and to present the measures they have taken to put an end to the ongoing irregularities mentioned in the Assembly report.


. Assembly debate on 23 January 2008 (5th Sitting) (see Doc. 11454, report of the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights, rapporteur: Mr Marty). Text adopted by the Assembly on 23 January 2008 (5th Sitting).