This contribution analyses the implications of the Kadi decision of the European
Court of Justice of July 2013 and the Nada decision of the European
Court of Human Rights of September 2013. Both decisions have given preference
to human rights standards over United Nations Security Council
(UNSC) sanctions stemming from the Resolution 1267 (1999) sanctions
regime. However, they used very different techniques in coming to similar
results, with implications for the effective enforcement ofUNSCbinding decisions
and the unity of international law.