The PILP (Public Interest Litigation Project) case against arms trade

| Beitrag von Jelle Klaas and Merel Hendrickx

Can the Dutch government license a Dutch arms trader to ship EUR 35 million worth of arms to Egypt, knowing these arms will most likely be used by the Egyptian navy in the blockade of Yemen? What human rights and international law criteria apply here? How has the Dutch state implemented these criteria and how could this have resulted into licensing the arms trade? Furthermore, do human rights and peace organisations have the right to fight this shipment and the trade license in court? Weiterlesen