Saudi Arabia: Legal battles continue over European arms sales

A UK pressure group has won the right to launch a legal challenge to the British government’s arms sales to Saudi Arabia. The Court of Appeal in London ruled on 4 May that the Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) can mount an appeal challenging a July 2017 decision by the High Court over the legality of the government’s policy. The High Court had ruled in the government’s favour against CAAT. 10 May 2018, Issue 1,059. Read more

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