AI UK Release
Ruling is first time UK court has acknowledged risks of continued arms sales to Saudi Arabia
UK has sold more than £4bn of arms to Saudi Arabia since Yemen conflict began
‘We welcome this judgment as a major step towards preventing further bloodshed’ - Lucy Claridge
Amnesty International has welcomed a judgment from the Court of Appeal today which has found that the UK Government’s decision to continue licensing exports of military equipment to Saudi Arabia is unlawful.
The ruling came in a judicial review brought by Campaign Against the Arms Trade (CAAT), which was joined by Amnesty, Human Rights Watch and Rights Watch UK.
Lucy Claridge, Amnesty International’s Director of Strategic Litigation, said:
“This judgment is a rare piece of good news for the people of Yemen.