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UK in Sierra Leone Mercenary Scandal

RAF Officer Advising Mercenaries Accused of Killing Civilians The UK Government is under fierce criticism following revelations that British armed forces have been working with mercenaries in Sierra Leone. A British squadron leader has been working with British mercenary Neil Ellis, who has previously worked for mercenary companies Sandline International and Executive Outcomes. Ellis

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CAAT Welcomes Committee Recommendations for Prior Scrutiny of Arms Licensing

Government Criticised for Breach of Criteria on Arms Exports Campaign Against Arms Trade today welcomed the recommendations set out by the Quadrapartite Committee’s second report on Strategic Export Controls. For the first time the committee has made recommendations for prior parliamentary scrutiny of licence signing for arms exports which would allow for

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UK Armoured Vehicles Used Against Innocent Civilians in Spice Islands

CAAT and TAPOL Call for Immediate Re-imposition of Ban on Arms Sales Campaign Against Arms Trade and TAPOL, the Indonesia Human Rights Campaign are demanding an immediate re-imposition of the arms embargo on Indonesia. Reports in today’s Independent state that British-made armoured vehicles have been used by Indonesian armed forces in support

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MPs Join NGOs for Memorandum on Export Credit Guarantees

Cross Party Letter to Government Non-Governmental Organisations including Campaign Against Arms Trade, The Corner House, Friends of the Earth, Kurdish Human Rights Project, World Development Movement, and the World-wide Fund For Nature have joined together to produce a memorandum on the reform of the Export Credits Guarantee Department. The memorandum outlines the

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CAAT Calls for Action on Arms Trade, Debt and Development

15th July 2000: Africa Day of Action on Debt In this Jubilee Year, with the G8 leaders meeting in Okinawa for a summit from 21-23 July 2000, Campaign Against Arms Trade Christian Network, a member of the Jubilee 2000 coalition, is highlighting the fact that twenty per cent of Africa’s debt is

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UK Government Gives Go-Ahead to Arms Sales to Pakistan

Rachel Harford of Campaign Against Arms Trade said: Once again when it comes to arms sales, this government is intent on continuing to approve licences to military regimes and regions of high tension. It is insulting for the government to persist in keeping us all second-guessing as to whether or not arms

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Campaign Against Arms Trade releases new report

The Arabian Connection: The UK Arms Trade to Saudi Arabia Campaign Against Arms Trade’s new report on UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia, an Amnesty International listed torturing state, is now available. The bulk of the UK arms trade to Saudi Arabia resulted from the reluctance of the United States to supply

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