Dozens of civil society organisations have sent an open letter urging Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to end to arms shipments to Saudi Arabia raising concern about the “serious ethical, legal, human rights and humanitarian implications thereof. Al Jazeera reports that academics and activists have long pressured Ottawa to cancel the exports of Canadian-made light armoured vehicles to Saudi Arabia, citing Saudi Arabia’s involvement in the Yemen war and the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, with the latest letter coming one year since the country acceded to the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty, an international agreement that requires state parties to assess whether their arms exports could violate international law.