EXPLOSIVE WEAPONS AND THE RIGHT TO HEALTH, EDUCATION AND ADEQUATE HOUSING: EXTRATERRITORIAL OBLIGATIONS OF THE UNITED KINGDOM UNDER CESCR

Duration: 
Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 00:00
Kind of WILPF Initiative/Event: 
Other WILPF Events
Countries: 
Saudi Arabia
Yemen
United Kingdom

WILPF developed a shadow report to the CESCR 58th session regarding the United Kingdom's sale of explosive weapons, specifically to Saudi Arabia.

This report makes the case that international exports of arms and arms licences can give rise to an extraterritorial responsibility for human rights violations.  If these violations could have been expected, then the exporting state has an obligation to refuse the sale.

In the case study of the Saudi Arabian-led military intervention in Yemen, WILPF uses the arms sale and the use of these explosive weapons in populated areas to show the direct impact on the rights to adequate housing, health, and education.

Download the entire report below or read the original at WILPF.

 

 
 
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EXPLOSIVE WEAPONS AND THE RIGHT TO HEALTH, EDUCATION AND ADEQUATE HOUSING: EXTRATERRITORIAL OBLIGATIONS OF The United Kingdom UNDER CESCR