Growing International Movement Seeks to Place Arms Embargo on Saudi Arabia
Publisher: The Intercept
Date Written: 29/03/2016
Year Published: 2016
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX19078
A lawsuit filed in Canada in March 2016 is seeking to halt a major $15 billion sale of light-armoured vehicles to the government of Saudi Arabia, part of a growing international movement to stop arms sales to the Saudi government over its alleged war crimes in Yemen.
The suit, filed by University of Montreal constitutional law professor Daniel Turp, argues the vehicle sales to Saudi Arabia violate a number of Canadian laws.