Alex Cameron acts for UK Government in case relating to licensing of arms sales to Saudi Arabia

7 August 2017

The Divisional Court recently dismissed a legal challenge by way of Judicial Review from the NGO Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT), who claimed that the Government had unlawfully licensed arms sales to Saudi Arabia for use in the Yemen conflict and asked for the sale or transfer of arms and military equipment to be suspended. CAAT was supported in their claim by interventions from Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, Rights Watch UK and Oxfam.

Alex was instructed by Government Legal Department as part of the Counsel team for the UK Government.