By Maya Lester QC & Michael O’Kane

Belgian Council of State suspends 4 export licences to Saudi Arabia

On 5 March 2021, the Belgian Council of State (the Supreme Administrative Court) suspended 4 licences in accordance with its procedure of extreme urgency that were issued by the Walloon Region to authorise the export of arms and defence-related material to Saudi Arabia. See judgment. The Court held that the granting of the licences was not adequately justified given the …

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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...

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