Sticker - Stop Arming Saudi
10 Nov / 2020

The obligations of companies to implement human rights due diligence (HRdd) has reached the political agenda with the announcement of EU Commissioner Reynders to propose a binding EU framework, a range of national initiatives and the negotiation of a UN Treaty on Business and Human Rights. However, such human rights obligations by private actors are a horizontal application of obligations held by states. How are states performing their human rights due diligence and how accountable are they?

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Belgian arms export halved due to court decision.

More than 50% of Belgian arms export has destination Saudi Arabia and is now blocked by the Belgian administrative court.

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