The Attorney General’s office has been sitting on corruption charges in relation to arms deals with Saudi Arabia for nearly two years. A new Attorney General (the government's chief legal adviser) was appointed in February and her approval is necessary for the case to proceed. CAAT is calling on her to ensure the case moves
Saudi Arabian cargo ship the Bahri Yanbu collected cargo in the USA and Canada, and visited a series of European ports in February, before continuing to Saudi Arabia. It met resistance across Europe from campaigners concerned that the ship is carrying weapons destined for use by Saudi-led forces in the war on Yemen
This Wednesday the Saudi Arabian cargo ship Bahri Yanbu is due at Tilbury docks. CAAT is concerned that this ship is carrying weapons destined for use by Saudi-led forces in the war on Yemen, where there is a serious risk they will be used in violations of international humanitarian law. We are also concerned that
Building on the successes of Smash EDO's earlier campaign, activists with Brighton Against Arms Trade are reinvigorating Brighton's resistance to the local EDO weapons factory.
Thank you for every petition you signed, every gift you gave, every action you took part in this year. Here are some of the year’s highlights in our fight together for a more just and peaceful world. Reasons to feel hopeful in 2020 1. CAAT win at the Court of Appeal Campaigners celebrate
Last week, a coalition of European and Yemeni groups, including CAAT, submitted a dossier to the International Criminal Court in The Hague, asking them to investigate European government and arms company officials for potentially aiding and abetting war crimes in Yemen. Saudi Arabia and their coalition partners have been bombing civilians in Yemen
In October 2019, Turkish forces invaded Northern Syria. This followed the decision of the US Government to remove its presence from the area. There were reports of civilians being killed right from the start of operations. The US had been allied with Kurdish forces, who led the campaign against ISIL in the region,
At the arms fair, arms companies don't just promote weapons of war that fuel conflict and oppression, they also show off the latest in technology that governments can use to toughen up their borders when people are forced to flee - warships to patrol the seas, surveillance equipment and security fencing.