On 6 June 2023, the High Court delivered its verdict following a judicial review brought by Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) challenging the Government’s decision to renew arms sales to Saudi Arabia. The Court dismissed the grounds for challenge brought by CAAT, finding that the then Secretary of State for International Trade was
New data for UK arms export licences show a record total value of £8.5 billion in SIEL licences, with the majority going to authoritarian regimes.
On 31 January, CAAT returned to the Royal Courts of Justice to once again challenge the UK government over its arms sales to Saudi Arabia for use in the war in Yemen. We believe these sales to be illegal as well as immoral. The case is CAAT’s second Judicial Review against
London CAAT pays a cheeky visit to Westminster Tube Station
CAAT's second Judicial Review case against the government over arms sales to Saudi Arabia begins on Tuesday 31st January.
CAAT has released a report analysing UK arms exports in 2021. The majority of UK arms exports go to human rights abusers.
Saturday Dec 3rd will see campaigners across the UK calling for an end to the war in Yemen, and saying no to UK arms sales.
Protests will take place outside the Embassies of Saudi Arabia and Bahrain in London as Mohammed Bin Salman (MBS), King Hamad AlKhalifa of Bahrain and leaders from the UAE are expected to visit ahead of the funeral of Queen Elizabeth.