2020 has been a year of change for all of us. Siana Bangura discusses the results of the discussions we hosted with activists and supporters in the Autumn regarding the resistance to the DSEI arms fair, and the move to a capacity building strategy
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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This afternoon the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced that the UK will be cutting the aid budget from 0.7% of spending to 0.5%. This followed last week’s announcement of a 10% increase in military spending. Andrew Smith of Campaign Against Arms Trade said: “This is a terrible decision. It sends entirely the wrong message. It
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)
Campaign Against Arms Trade has urged the government to rethink its priorities following the announcement that it will be increasing the military budget by an extra £16 billion over the next four years. The Ministry of Defence budget is around £40 billion per year, so this represents a 10% increase. Andrew Smith of Campaign
UK forces have provided extensive training for Nigerian police and armed forces, including SARS Nigerian police and military have been linked to violence against protesters UK has licensed £43 million worth of arms to Nigeria since 2015 Campaign Against Arms Trade has called for a review of all UK training that has been provided for the Nigerian police and
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."