Judgement by High Court on second Judicial Review against the Secretary of State for International Trade
Armed Conflict in Yemen
Download documentsHigh Court Judgement, 6.6.2023
The High Court dismissed the grounds for challenge, finding that the then Secretary of State for International Trade was not acting irrationally in their decision to licence arms sales to the Saudi-led Coalition. It deemed that Saudi-led Coalition’s Joint Incidents Assessment Team (JIAT) report was considered as a competent and independent assessment. As such, in the absence of evidence provided by JIAT, it cannot be considered irrational to form the assessment that there was “insufficient evidence to form a meaningful judgment of whether there was a possible breach of IHL”.