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CAAT Calls for Action at UN Small Arms Conference

A UN Conference on Small Arms and Light Weapons in All its Aspects will meet from today (9th-20th July) in New York. The focus will be on rifles, machine guns, ammunition and mortars. In the lead-up to the conference, UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan recently said: In an era where the world will no longer stand

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CAAT Disappointed with Export Bill

CAAT are concerned that there are too few measures in the government’s export bill to combat problems caused by arms trading. The primary legislation announced today appears to be the start of a lost opportunity. The most immediate concern is the lack of an attempt to control licensed production abroad. Also, end-use

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CAAT Insists upon Tough Measures in Strategic Export Bill

CAAT welcome the inclusion of a Strategic Export Bill in the Queen’s Speech. However, several core measures must be included in the Export Control and Non-proliferation Bill to make the legislation effective. These include: More detailed information in the Strategic Exports Controls Annual Report. A minimum requirement would be details of the quantity

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CAAT Condemns Shares Held by MPs’ Pension Fund in Arms Company

In 1999, Royal Ordnance (subsidiary of BAE) was granted a licence for exporting 105mm light-gun upgrades to Morocco who are embroiled in a long-term conflict with the Saharawi (against whom light-guns have previously been deployed). In 1994, Robin Cook said Hawks had been observed on bombing runs in East Timor in most

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CAAT Welcomes Jack Straw to the Foreign Office

In Jack Straw’s first full day at the Foreign Office, Campaign Against Arms Trade are calling for him to consider several core measures to be included in the draft Export Control and Non-proliferation Bill. CAAT are also urging him – now the election is safely over – to release the delayed foreign office report

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Stop the Arms Trade Week

As part of CAAT’s Stop the Arms Trade Week, CAAT’s Christian Network will be holding a vigil with a short liturgy on Sunday 17th June at 3pm, outside the Department of Trade and Industry building at 1 Victoria Street, Westminster. Chris Cole of the Christian Network said: The DTI is one of

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Stop the Arms Trade Week: 9th – 17th June 2001

This year, CAAT’s Stop the Arms Trade Week focuses on the trade in small arms. Stop Week will highlight the effect of arms trading upon children. In addition, with the UN Conference on Small Arms imminent (July 9th-20th), Stop Week is an opportunity to highlight wider concerns of the effects of the

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Arms Exports to Israel

CAAT are concerned that – in the current bout of electioneering – little attention has been paid to the UK’s role in arming the Israeli Defence Force (IDF). CAAT are calling on the government to urgently make clear the UK’s position with regards to this sensitive issue. When asked why Military List Open Licences

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