Youssef, Regina (on The Application of) v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Admn 23 Jul 2012

The claimant challenged having been listed as an associate of Al-Qaida, with the resulting freezing of assets and a travel ban.
Held: His request for judicial review failed.
Toulson LJ deprecated the ‘tendency on the part of lawyers . . to seek to use the ‘principle of legality’ as a developmental tool providing an additional ground of challenge in a case purely involving questions of common law, i.e. not a case where the defendant is seeking to justify his action by reference to a statutory power.’

Toulson LJ, Silber J
[2012] EWHC 2091 (Admin), [2013] 2 WLR 904, [2012] Lloyd’s Rep FC 702, [2012] ACD 110, [2013] 1 QB 906
England and Wales
See AlsoHM Treasury v Ahmed and Others SC 27-Jan-2010
The claimants objected to orders made freezing their assets under the 2006 Order, after being included in the Consolidated List of suspected members of terrorist organisations.
Held: The orders could not stand. Such orders were made by the . .

Cited by:
Appeal fromYoussef v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs CA 29-Oct-2013
The claimant appealed from rejection of his judicial review of a decision that he be placed on a list of persons subject to sanctions and therefore without access to money save with the consent of the government.
Held: The Secretary of State . .
At first instanceYoussef v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs SC 27-Jan-2016
An Egyptian national, had lived here since 1994. He challenged a decision by the Secretary of State,as a member of the committee of the United Nations Security Council, known as the Resolution 1267 Committee or Sanctions Committee. The committee . .
CitedMiller v The College of Policing CA 20-Dec-2021
Hate-Incident Guidance Inflexible and Unlawful
The central issue raised in the appeal is the lawfulness of certain parts of a document entitled the Hate Crime Operational Guidance (the Guidance). The Guidance, issued in 2014 by the College of Policing (the College), the respondent to this . .

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Updated: 30 December 2021; Ref: scu.463083