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17 November 2023

Gaza/Palestine: States have a Duty to Prevent Genocide

International Commission of Jurists

This legal briefer focuses on States’ duty to prevent genocide under international law in situation in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories, including in Gaza.

08 November 2023

Law and Policy Guide to US Arms Transfers to Israel

John Ramming Chappell, Annie Shiel, Seth Binder, Elias Yousif, Bill Monahan, Amanda Klasing | Just Security

This article discusses the relevant US policies and laws that apply to arms transfers in light of the unparalleled US security assistance and arms sales relationship with Israel.

15 February 2022

Human Rights, Civilian Harm, and Arms Sales: A Primer on US Law and Policy

John Ramming Chappell and Brittany Benowitz | Center for Civilians in Conflict and American Bar Association

This primer seeks to inform oversight and advocacy efforts by identifying the relevant sources of US law governing arms transfers, compiling existing human rights protections and oversight mechanisms in these sources of law, and clarifying the authorities of different US government entities.

10 December 2019

Opinion on the Legality of Arms Transfers to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Other Members of the Coalition Militarily Involved in Yemen

Éric David, Daniel Turp, Brian Wood, and Valentina Azarova | IPIS

This opinion addresses the legality under international law of the transfer of conventional arms and related equipment to the parties currently engaged in the conflict in Yemen, in light of the use of arms by the Saudi-UAE Coalition in the commission of international law violations in Yemen.

11 December 2015

Legal opinion on UK arms exports to Saudi Arabia

Professor Philippe Sands QC, Professor Andrew Clapham, and Blinne Ní Ghrálaigh (Matrix Chambers) | commissioned by Amnesty International UK, Oxfam, and Saferworld

This legal opinion concludes that the UK Government is acting in breach of its obligations arising under UK law, the EU Common Position on Arms Exports and the Arms Trade Treaty by continuing to authorise arms transfers to Saudi Arabia capable of being used in Yemen.