by Staff Reporter 16 June 2014 |
Government says it is convinced of a runaway verdict in its favour after the hearing of the matter between Zimbabwe and the European Union as it challenges the imposition of illegal sanctions.
Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Emmerson Mnangagwa, who led a delegation to the General Court of the EU in Luxemburg, told ZBC News that the presented arguments in the case sought to have the illegal sanctions so called "restrictive measures" by the west declared null and void.
The oral hearing will remain open in two weeks window period in order to allow for the filling of further documents by all parties and in the case of the United Kingdom to make its own submissions if there are any.
Mnangagwa said the demerits of the case are already hinged on the fact that Zimbabwe is not an EU member and can therefore not be subject to the illegal sanctions by Britain and her allies.
Zimbabwe first initiated its case in September 2011 through a letter of demand to the European Union.
The EU Council and Commission gave a contemptuous response leading to the filling of the case on April 25, 2012.
What remains paramount, however, is the fact that while the EU announced the suspension of sanctions against certain companies and individuals linked to Zanu PF, debate in the public domain is at consensus that suspension is not removal.
Zimbabwe wants the sanctions declared null and void, rendered illegal and be lifted without conditions.