Saab is one of a number of arms companies that are not undertaking adequate human rights due diligence which could prevent their products from being used in potential human rights violations and war crimes, says Amnesty International in a fresh report.
In 2018, Amnesty International contacted 22 arms companies and asked them to explain how they meet their responsibilities to respect human rights under internationally recognised standards. Eight of the companies replied, including Saab, which stated that it operated in accordance with the principles of Swedish exports.
Ulrika Sandberg, senior policy advisor at Amnesty International Sweden, believes arms companies can assume a greater responsibility in terms of risks linked to human rights. “It is one of the guiding UN principles for companies and human rights,” she comments.
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