The PILP, in cooperation with Stop Wapenhandel, has requested research into the judicial possibilities for the prevention of the arms export to countries known to violate human rights. The independent PILPG and students from Leiden University, the University of Amsterdam, VU University Amsterdam, and the University of Groningen, have conducted research on the subject of arms trade and human rights.
The research is divided into seven sub-topics:
- Dutch Law on Arms Trade;
- Dutch Case Law on Arms Trade;
- Mothers of Srebrenica v. the Netherlands (2014) and Shell/Nigeria (2013);
- European Regulations on Arms Trade – Application in the Netherlands;
- The Common Position on Arms Exports in the EU Context;
- International Trade in Arms: National Regulatory Systems;
- The Arms Trade Treaty: Key Principles Limiting Trade to Human Rights Violating States.
A summary of this research, as well as the main findings, can be accessed here.