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11 August 2016

The Public Interest Litigation Project Case against Arms Trade

Jelle Klaas and Merel Hendrickx (PILP) | Humboldt Law Clinic Blog

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This blog post provides a critical overview of the 2016 case submitted by PILP as part of a group of NGOs that sought to challenge arms export licensing decisions by the government. Its authors outline the role and importance of strategic litigation in the Netherlands, and its particular relevance in the context of the Dutch arms trade. It also briefly identifies the main arguments put forth and the intention of this litigation.