Judgement of the Court of Appeal
Armed Conflict in Yemen
Download documentsJudgement of the Court of Appeal, 20.06.2019
The Court of Appeal rules in Campaign Against Arms Trade’s (CAAT) favour on the basis of the first ground of appeal. The court concludes that, as a matter of law, the process of decision-making by the government was wrong when it comes to the assessment of a clear risk of serious violations under Criterion 2. Namely, the government made no concluded assessments of whether the Saudi-led coalition had committed violations of IHL in the past during the Yemen conflict, and made no attempt to do so. It finds that there is a legal obligation to make a systematic assessment of past violations, where possible, before deciding whether there is a clear risk of future serious violations.
See below the order by the Court of Appeal following this judgement.