The use of UK-manufactured arms in Yemen Contents


Terms of reference


1 Introduction

Our inquiry


UK arms exports to Saudi Arabia

Allegations of serious violations of International Humanitarian Law

Compliance with arms trade law

2 The crisis in Yemen

A humanitarian emergency

The Saudi-led coalition’s intervention

The conduct of the conflict

Cluster munitions

Investigations into reports of violations of International Humanitarian Law

3 UK interests in the Gulf

Instability in the Gulf

Defence industry

UK support for Saudi Arabia and the coalition in Yemen

Recent arms sales to Saudi Arabia

Defence engagement

4 The UK’s legal obligations

A global leader in the rule of law

A robust licensing regime

Assessing risk

A chain of responsibility

A lack of transparency

Conclusions and recommendations

Formal Minutes


Published written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

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15 September 2016