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12 September 2023

GLAN and Mwatana Appeal UK Arms Sales to KSA

Global Legal Action Network (GLAN) and Mwatana for Human Rights

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This press release discusses GLAN and Mwatana’s decision to file a request to the UK Court of Appeal against the High Court’s recent decision on the UK government’s arms sales to Saudi Arabia, which found 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. The article deems that the government’s risk assessment was illogical as it filters out a vast majority of airstrikes and relies on the Coalition’s internal investigation body, the Joint Incidents Assessment Team (JIAT), which has been criticised for producing reports that are flawed and impartial.