By Ceren Sagir in Britain:
Thursday, June 20, 2019
The government broke the law over its arms sales to the Saudis, court rules
Campaign Against the Arms Trade, represented by solicitors Leigh Day, brought legal action against International Trade Secretary Liam Fox
VICTORY was declared by anti-arms trade campaigners today as a British court ruled that the government broke the law over its sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia.
The Court of Appeal in London decided to overturn a 2017 high court judgement that allowed the government to continue licensing the export of arms to Saudi Arabia that may be used against Yemen.
After today’s judgement the government announced that it has stopped approving the sale of weapons that could be used in Yemen.
International Trade Secretary Liam Fox said the government would challenge the ruling but suspended new export licences for Saudi Arabia