Germany suspends arms exports to Saudi Arabia

Germany has announced that, until further notice, it will not be approving new arms exports to Saudi Arabia following the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi committed within the premises of the Saudi Consulate General in Istanbul. Germany has also urged other EU member states to follow suit. See Joint Statement from France, Germany, and the UK.

The EU will vote later this week on a parliamentary resolution on Mr Khashoggi’s killing, including whether targeted sanctions and an EU arms embargo ought to be imposed on Saudi Arabia.

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Maya Lester QC

Maya Lester QC is a senior barrister (Queen’s Counsel) at Brick Court Chambers with a wide-ranging practice in public law, European law, competition law, international law, human rights & civil liberties. She has a particular expertise in sanctions. The legal directories say she is the...

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