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16 April 2021

South Africa is Putting Profit Before Yemeni Lives

Zen Mathe and Michael Marchant (Open Secrets) | Al Jazeera

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This article alleges South Africa’s complicity in war crimes in Yemen as a result of illegal arms transfers to countries involved in the conflict. It provides an overview of the background of South African arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the UAE, and analyses evidence of South African manufactured weapons being involved in IHL and IHRL violations in Yemen. It also draws some comparisons with other states involved in allegedly unlawful arms transfers.