Germany suspends arms exports to Saudi Arabia

Germany - Saudi Arabia.jpgGermany 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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About Maya Lester QC

Maya Lester QC has a wide ranging practice in public law, European law, competition law, international law, human rights & civil liberties. She has a particular expertise in sanctions. As the most recent (2016) Chambers & Partners directory put it, she "owns the world of sanctions". She spent 2011-12 in New York at Columbia Law School lecturing and writing on sanctions. She represents and advises hundreds of companies and individuals before the European and English courts and has acted in most of the leading cases, including Kadi, Tay Za, Central Bank of Iran, NITC and IRISL.

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