How Spanish Arms Exports may have facilitated or contributed to International Crimes allegedly committed in Yemen, 2015-2021
Jordi Calvo Rufanges,
Alberto Estévez Suárez
The report by Amnesty International, Centre Delàs for Peace Studies and European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights reveals the links between Spanish arms transfers and alleged war crimes in the Yemen war between 2015 and the first semester of 2021. It provides a brief summary of the conflict in Yemen, the role of the Saudi-UAE led Coalition, and the humanitarian and human rights impacts of the conflict, with a specific focus on airstrikes. It documents how European arms exports fuel the conflict in Yemen, exemplified in particular through Spanish parts, components and maintenance activities for military aircraft.