September 2017 is a key month for those seeking to end the arms trade. There are just so many, and such varied, opportunities to highlight the dire consequences of the trade in death and destruction and move towards ending it.
In 2015, a group of eight activists were arrested while taking action against the DSEI arms fair, and later acquitted as a judge ruled they took action to prevent a greater crime.
The second annual Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) conference was held in Geneva in August 2016. CAAT's Parliamentary Coordinator Ann Feltham was there, and reports on how this new treaty's progress compares to the hype. Photo by the French Mission to the Conference on Disarmament
This Thursday Campaign Against Arms Trade will be in the High Court challenging the Government’s decision to keep arming Saudi Arabia. The hearing will determine if a judicial review will be granted to consider whether UK arms sales to Saudi are in violation of domestic and European arms export law.
Protesters occupy Elbit Systems factory in Birmingham Last month Philip Hammond, the defence secretary, pronounced on Russia's support for separatists in Ukraine: “They have been supplying them, they have been supporting them... They cannot deny their responsibility for the acts that these people are carrying out." He is right, but
Damning words from Judge Stefan Apostol. He was speaking in a courtroom in Vienna, at the conclusion of a corruption trial. Alfons Mensdorff-Pouilly. He's laughing but we're not - and nor are the Austrian judiciary. Although the trial received almost no publicity in the UK, the individual on trial and
A giant Dick Olver, chairman of BAE, paying peanuts BAE managed to escape with a fine of £500,000 plus costs in court today. Its plea bargain (worth £30 million) to end years of corruption investigations was structured so poorly that if the court fined more, this would be
We braved the snow to demonstrate outside BAE's court hearing Will a giant Dick Olver get away with paying peanuts? Sub-zero temperatures didn't deter us from voicing our anger outside court today. Arms company BAE was inside and set to get away with paying utter peanuts: buying an