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07 June 2021

Back to Old Habits? South African Arms Exports to Saudi Arabia and the UAE

Atilla Kisla (SALC) | Mail & Guardian

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This article provides an overview of the major issues at stake in the case launched against the South African government.

It provides an overview of the domestic legal framework, namely the criteria and principles which should decision decision making on the granting of permits as well as emphasising that under South African law, a decision granting permission to export arms must ‘take all relevant considerations into account’ and be ‘rational’ and considering how these thresholds have not been met when it comes to the decisions of the NCACC to grant export permits to Saudi Arabia and the UAE.