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EU: Court admits Kurdistan Worker’s Party’s challenge

On 18 January, in the case brought on behalf of the Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK) by its leader, Abdullah Öcalan, the European Court of Justice held that PKK could challenge a 2002 decision by the EU Council to include the party on the list of terrorist organizations. A lower court in February 2005 had dismissed this action on the ground that the PKK no longer existed.

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