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European responsibility for war crimes in Yemen – Complicity of RWM Italia and Italian arms export authority?

Appears in case: Complaint against Italy at the European Court of Human Rights




Armed Conflict in Yemen

Recipient State

Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates

Document Type

Claimant Submissions

The complaint calls for the ECtHR to ensure that European states provide access to justice for victims of war crimes committed with weapons produced in Europe. The case has been brought in response to the Italian state’s failure to hold arms manufacturer RWM Italia S.p.a. and senior officials of Italy’s National Authority for the Export of Armament (UAMA) accountable for the violation of their right to life under Article 2 of the European Convention on Human Rights.