Challenging UK approval of arms export licenses to Saudi Arabia

A new post on the EJIL: Talk! blog by Associate Professor Lawrence Hill-Cawthorne analyses the English Court of Appeal’s grant of leave to appeal the High Court’s ruling earlier this year concerning the government’s continued approval of licences for arms exports to Saudi Arabia. The grounds of appeal challenge, inter alia, the Secretary of State’s conclusion that there is not a “clear risk” that such items might be used in the commission of a serious violation of IHL. Associate Professor Hill-Cawthorne’s post submits than an error of law has been made by both the English government and the High Court as part of this determination, and is available in full below:

Appealing the High Court’s Judgment in the Public Law Challenge against UK Arms Export Licenses to Saudi Arabia