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High Court Refusal of Permission to Proceed

Appears in case: First Administrative Challenge against the Secretary of State for International Trade


United Kingdom


Armed Conflict in Yemen

Recipient State

Saudi Arabia

Document Type


The High Court judge refuses permission to apply for Judicial Review. It rules that in light of the information provided by the government there is no realistic prospect of establishing the claimant’s arguments. It finds that the fact that NGOs and other respected bodies have expressed views on the risk of IHL violations does not make the conclusion by the Secretary of State irrational as those views have been taken into account as part of the decision making process.

The claimants immediately apply for a full High Court hearing asking for permission to bring a Judicial Review.