We’re stopping arms sales
UK arms sales support war and repression around the world. We’re campaigning to stop this.
Stop Arming Saudi legal action
Right now, CAAT is taking legal action to stop arms sales to Saudi Arabia for use in Yemen. Bombing by the Saudi-led coalition has targeted schools and hospitals, food supplies, weddings and funerals – and UK weapons are playing a central role. UK rules should prohibit exports in such circumstances, but the government refuses to stop the sales.
In 2019 the Court of Appeal ruled in CAAT’s favour, finding government decisions to allow arms sales were ‘irrational and therefore unlawful’. The government was ordered to retake all decisions to export arms to Saudi Arabia in accordance with the law and to stop issuing new arms export licences to Saudi Arabia.
- As a result of our action, hundreds of millions of pounds of arms sales to the Saudi-led coalition were put on hold.