In October the Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) launched a new challenge to the legality of the renewal of UK arms exports to Saudi Arabia. These were banned by the Court of Appeal in 2019.
Since the bombing of Yemen began in March 2015, the UK has licensed £5.4 billion worth of arms to the Saudi regime, including: £2.7 billion worth of ML10 licences (Aircraft, helicopters), and £2.5 billion worth of ML4 licences (Grenades, bombs)
A report by the UN Human Rights Council in September expressed “concern about third party states transferring arms to parties in the conflict in Yemen in blatant disregard of the documented patterns of serious violations of
international humanitarian law and human rights law in the conflict to date.”
At recent meeting, convened by the UN, 30 Yemeni women leaders, representatives of many different networks across the whole country, along with international partners and diplomatic representatives emphasized the importance of resuming negotiations, ending the war, enhancing women’s political participation and representation, as well as protection from political and gender-based violence.
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Action: Email your MP via CAAT to stop arms sales to Saudi Arabia: