The UK’s Export Control Joint Unit has issued a notice to exporters informing them that, following the Court of Appeal’s judgment in Campaign Against the Arms Trade v Secretary of State for International Trade (see previous blog), it will not be granting any new open general export licences (OGELs) for certain military exports to Saudi […]
The Court of Appeal has held that the UK government should not have granted export licences for the sale or transfer of arms or military equipment to Saudi Arabia that could be used in the conflict in Yemen – R (on the application of Campaign Against the Arms Trade) v Secretary of State for International […]
The US is continuing sanctions on Yemen for 1 year by extending the national emergency as declared in Executive Order (E.O.) 13611. This Order imposed asset freezes and travel bans on those responsible for “obstructing the political process in Yemen and blocking implementation of the agreement of November 23, 2011 between the Government of Yemen […]
On 16 May 2012, the US adopted Executive Order 13611, which declared a national emergency with respect to Yemen, and imposed a number of asset freezing measures. Yesterday, President Donald Trump extended those sanctions for 1 year by continuing the national emergency as declared. White House press release here....
The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted Resolution 2402 (2018), which renews until 26 February 2019 the arms embargo, travel bans and asset freezes against those “threatening peace and security in Yemen”. UN press release here. An alternate draft resolution, tabled by the UK, was defeated by a vote of 11 in favour to 2 against...