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Pleading Notes for the Claim submitted to the District Court of the Hague against the Dutch Government

Appears in case: Summary Proceedings (Civil) against the State of Netherlands


The Netherlands


Armed Conflict in Yemen

Recipient State


Document Type

Claimant Submissions

These pleading notes summarise the main arguments submitted by the claimants in their appeal, which maintain the arguments put forward in their submission to the District Court. In particular, the claimants argue a violation of domestic legislation due to its assessment that there is a clear risk the exported goods could be involved in IHL violations in Yemen and for internal repression. It also references the ‘attitude of the buyer country’ (criterion 6) and ‘regional stability’ (criterion 4) as outlined in the Common Position.