Boost for campaigners trying to prevent use of British weapons by Saudi forces in Yemen as judges cite concern over international law

Campaigners have been granted an appeal against a high court ruling allowing the UK to continue selling arms to Saudi Arabia that may have been used by Saudi forces in Yemen.

The court of appeal, responding to an attempt by the Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) to overturn last summer’s verdict, said the key issue that needed to be examined was the accepted principle that the British government should “not grant a licence if there is a clear risk that the items might be used in the commission of a serious violation of international humanitarian law”.

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