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06 June 2023

Arms Trade Campaigners Defiant After Disappointing High Court Judgement Over Saudi Arabia Arms Sales

Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT)

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This press release reflects on the High Court’s judgement to Campaign Against Arms Trade’s (CAAT) legal challenge to the UK government, over its arms sales to Saudi Arabia for use in the war in Yemen. It states that the judgement illustrates the low threshold established to allow the government to sell weapons to those committing human rights and humanitarian violations, thereby allowing the prioritisation of diplomatic relations and interests over human lives.