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Saudi Arabia and the Ethics of Arms Sales

Tuesday, 20 September 2016 - 2:45pm

A report released last week by the Joint Business, Innovation and Skills and International Development Committee claims to have found evidence of breaches of international humanitarian law by the Saudi-led coalition fighting Shia rebels in neighbouring Yemen.  The report recommends that the UK should stop sales of weapons which could be used by the coalition pending a formal inquiry.  In a letter to today's edition of The Times, Nigel Biggar argues that casualties alone are not sufficient to show that international humanitarian law has been breached.  To read the letter, please click here.