Elena Chachko

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Elena Chachko is an SJD candidate at Harvard Law School. She previously completed the LLM program at Harvard Law as a Fulbright scholar. Before coming to Harvard, she clerked for Chief Justice Asher D. Grunis on the Supreme Court of Israel, and worked on national security issues at the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She holds an LL.B in Law and International Relations from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where she served as editor in chief of the Hebrew University Law Review.

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Western Europe

The Court of Justice of the EU Delivers Judgments on Hamas and Tamil Tigers Sanctions

​The Grand Chamber of the Court of Justice of the European Union has issued judgments in two appeals concerning EU counterterrorism sanctions against Hamas and the LTTE (Tamil Tigers). The judgments offer a relatively permissive interpretation of the EU Council’s procedural obligations in extending existing counterterrorism designations compared to that of the EU General Court.

International Law

EU Counterterrorism Sanctions and IHL: A v. Minister van Buitenlandse Zaken

Can the acts of armed forces in the framework of an armed conflict governed by International Humanitarian Law constitute terrorist acts? According to a new judgment of the Grand Chamber of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) the answer is yes, at least for the purposes of the EU counterterrorism sanctions regime.