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."
Defence agreement between Qatar and UK will deepen military relationship Agreement offers UK base for Qatari air force Since 20105 the UK has licensed at least £540 million worth of arms to Qatar Campaign Against Arms Trade has condemned a new military agreement between the UK and Qatar. The agreement, which was
UK stats show UK was second biggest arms exporter in the world from 2010-2019, with £86 billion worth of arms sales Almost 60% of sales went to the Middle East, with Saudi Arabia being by far the largest buyer UK-made weapons have played a central role in the Saudi-led bombardment of Yemen New figures,
Value of UK arms sales to coalition bombing Yemen is at least 6.5 times higher than value of aid Saudi-led forces are using UK-made fighter jets, bombs and missiles in ongoing bombardment UK Parliament to debate crisis in Yemen later today Ahead of a House of Commons debate later today, Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT)
UK has provided military training for 18 countries on Foreign Office list of ‘human rights priority countries’ since 2018 Militaries receiving training include Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt, Israel and Kazakhstan Training for repressive regimes include commando training,
The UK Cabinet Office is in the final week of calls for evidence to its ‘Integrated Review’ – a major overhaul of its military, security, foreign and international development policy. The Prime Minister describes it as “the biggest assessment of Britain’s place in the world since the end of the Cold War”,
6 years ago Israel’s aerial bombardment and ground invasion of Gaza killed over 2,200 Palestinians, nearly a quarter of them children. Attacking densely populated civilian areas, it destroyed 18,000 residential units, and left over 100,000 Palestinians homeless. Even in the face of widespread condemnation of Israel’s deliberate targeting of civilians by the UN, Human Rights Watch,
In this guest post, David Bloomfield from the Glasgow University Arms Divestment Coalition (GUADC) provides an update on the campaign against Glasgow University investments in the arms trade. Unfortunately a similar story can be told about universities across the UK. We recommend reading this post as background. At the end of