An ABC on proportionality – with Bank Mellat as our primer – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted June 24th, 2013 in banking, EC law, human rights, Iran, news, proportionality, Supreme Court by sally

“My post of earlier this week explained why the majority of the Supreme Court struck down a direction telling all financial institutions not to deal with this Iranian Bank. The legal ground (involving, as Lord Sumption described it, ‘an exacting analysis of the factual evidence in defence of the measure’ [20]) was that the direction was ‘disproportionate’. The judgments (particularly the dissenting one of Lord Reed) tell us a lot about the scope of proportionality. And there is a good deal more to it than there might at first sight appear.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 22nd June 2013