We can make a real difference. Stopping our military exports will impede Saudi Arabia’s military capacity to continue to wreak havoc in Yemen. It would also be a powerful, tangible, positive demonstration of support for human rights and the rule of law, at a time when they are under global attack.
Prime Minister Trudeau has the clear legal authority to cancel the sordid Saudi arms deal in the face of unspeakable human rights abuses. But does he have the moral courage to act?
Canada needs an export permit control system worthy of a country with a proud history of working to strengthen human rights, international law and international peace and security.
Scrutiny by U.S. Congress of arms deals to Saudi Arabia raises questions over Canada’s sordid Saudi arms deal.
Preliminary examination of Canada’s national implementing legislation for the Arms Trade Treaty reveals some serious concerns.
More analysis on whether Canada’s impending accession to the Arms Trade Treaty will really inhibit arms exports to problem destinations.