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Arms in Yemen at the European Court of Human Rights

Following the dismissal of a criminal complaint brought in Italy against arms manufacturer RWM Italia S.p.A and senior officials of Italy’s National Authority for the Export of Armament (UAMA), victims of the 8 October 2016 airstrike in Deir Al-Ḩajārī, Yemen brought the case before the...

French Arms and Yemen

Several cases have been brought in France, seeking to halt the export of arms and military goods that risk being used in the Yemen conflict. The matter first entered the courts in 2018, and there have since been several cases brought by different claimants and using varying arguments and approaches,...

Italian Arms and Yemen

Legal challenges in Italy against arms transfers in the context of the Yemen war have taken a somewhat different approach to other jurisdictions as the claimants have sought to hold licensing officials, as well as the corporate managers of an arms manufacturer, criminally liable for arms exports to...

Spanish Arms and Yemen

Litigation against Yemen-linked arms transfers first entered the Spanish courts in 2020. Two simultaneous claims, submitted by claimant NGOs before Administrative Courts, challenged the refusal by the competent licensing authority to provide access to information regarding licences that were issued...

US Arms and Yemen, Libya

In late 2020, New York Center for Foreign Policy Affairs (NYCFPA) and Human Rights Solidarity initiated a legal challenge against decisions taken by the Trump administration to approve the sale of an arms package, which included artillery, ammunition, and missiles as well as F-35 jets and drones to...