The US and the UK are the biggest arms suppliers to Saudi Arabia, and its attacks on Yemen could not continue without their support. But new US President Joe Biden has repeatedly promised to stop the flow of US arms and end military support. Now is the time to make sure he keeps those promises
UK has provided training to international police forces accused of torture and other abuses In 2019 Police College provided training for forces in Bahrain, Nigeria and Hong Kong, despite ongoing repression Since 2012, Police College has provided training for at least 12 countries listed as ‘human rights priority countries’ by government Campaigners have called for
This FAQ by Tammy Orr discusses why judicial review is important to CAAT, and why it is important that organisations can bring a judicial review in the UK.
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Saudi Arabia to host the G20 summit this weekend Saudi forces have led a 5 year bombing of Yemen, with arms provided by many G20 countries UK has licensed at least £5.4 billion worth of arms since the bombing began, with the actual level of arms sales being far higher Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT)
CAAT has launched a new legal challenge to stop the sale of UK weapons for use in the war in Yemen. Our action continues until we stop these sales once and for all.
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."
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,