UK-Saudi Arms Sales Cleared by High Court

July 18, 2017

A Judicial Review in the High Court has concluded that UK government licensing of arms sales to Saudi Arabia has been “rigorous and robust” and rejected NGO claims that sales should be stopped. While this will come as a considerable relief to exporters, it also highlights the importance of businesses assessing for themselves the risks of the misuse of defence and dual-use goods to avoid the potentially considerable costs of the denial, suspension or cancellation of an export licence.

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