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Month: June 2019

UK grant of export licences for the sale of arms to Saudi Arabia ruled unlawful due to failure to assess Kingdom’s past record on international humanitarian law

The Court of Appeal allowed the appeal of the Campaign Against Arms Trade and concluded that the process of granting licences was unlawful in one respect. The Court did not accept that the UK military and other analysts and advisers wrongly discounted the evidence coming from the NGOs and the UN Panel of experts, rather […]

Mark Summers QC authors key observation report on Hong Kong’s proposed extradition Bill

Mark Summers QC authors key observation report on Hong Kong’s proposed extradition Bill on behalf of the Bar Human Rights Committee. The observation report highlights concerns (both in Hong Kong and internationally) about the proposed amendments and the comparison being drawn to the UK’s extradition system. The report states that the proposed amendments “fundamentally imperil […]