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.
This week activists are on trial for taking action against the DSEI arms fair last September. Yesterday, three of the defendants presented their case. All of them spoke at length about why they felt their actions against DSEI were necessary in order to prevent greater crimes. Activists blockade an armoured
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
Westminster Magistrates Court Kaye Stearman explains, as far as she is able, what happened when BAE pleaded guilty in court. Tuesday 23 November 2010 9.45 - I arrive at Westminister Magistrates Court in Horseferry Road, a building with all the architectural charm of a multi-story parking lot and