CAAT has been nominated for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize alongside our partner Mwatana for Human Rights, a grassroots organisation working in Yemen. But what does this mean for our campaigning?
Nobel Laureate nominates Campaign Against Arms Trade and Mwatana for Human Rights. Nobel Laureate, The American Friends Service Committee and Quaker Peace & Social Witness, announce Campaign Against Arms Trade & Mwatana for Human Rights as their nominees for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize Nomination intended to draw attention to the suffering of the Yemeni
This FAQ by Tammy Orr discusses why judicial review is important to CAAT, and why it is important that organisations can bring a judicial review in the UK.
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CAAT has launched a new legal challenge to stop the sale of UK weapons for use in the war in Yemen. Our action continues until we stop these sales once and for all.
Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) has filed a Judicial Review application into the legality of the UK government's decision to renew arms sales to the Saudi-led coalition that is bombing Yemen: "The government may think that the widespread destruction of schools, hospitals and homes can be dismissed as 'isolated incidents' but we do not."
The Attorney General’s office has been sitting on corruption charges in relation to arms deals with Saudi Arabia for nearly two years. A new Attorney General (the government’s chief legal adviser) was appointed in February and her approval is necessary for the case to proceed. CAAT is calling on her to ensure the case moves
Today CAAT was at the Court of Appeal, challenging the Government's decision to continue allowing arms sales to Saudi Arabia for use in Yemen.
Mel Strickland is one of 15 activists that blocked a government deportation flight chartered to transport people for repatriation to Nigeria, Ghana and Sierra Leone . The activists were charged and convicted under repressive “antiterror” legislation, and could face years in prison. CAAT stands in solidarity with the activists as they appeal the appalling verdict.