Campaign Against Arms Trade

Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) is a UK-based organisation working to end the international arms trade. The arms business has a devastating impact on human rights and security, and damages economic development. Large scale military procurement and arms exports only reinforce a militaristic approach to international problems. www.caat.org.uk

UK Court of Appeal finds Government broke law over Saudi Arabia arms sales

Campaigners have welcomed a Court of Appeal decision to overturn a 2017 High Court judgment which allowed the UK government to continue licensing the export of arms to Saudi Arabia for use in Yemen. The appeal hearing took place in April…

UK selling tens of millions of pounds worth of arms to India and Pakistan

Last night India carried out air strikes in Pakistan. These followed years of tensions and the killing of 40 soldiers. UK has licensed £550 million worth of arms to India since May 2015. UK has licensed £42 million worth of…

Yemen whitewash shows Saudi investigation of Jamal Khashoggi cannot be trusted

Saudi regime has ordered an investigation into disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi Saudi investigations into war crimes in Yemen have been a whitewash. Yemen is on the brink of the world’s worst famine for 100 years. UK has licensed almost £5…

UK activists not guilty after trying to disarm fighter jets headed for Yemen

Activist Sam Walton and Rev Daniel Woodhouse have been acquitted after breaking-in to BAE Systems factory to ‘disarm’ Typhoon fighter jets. BAE’s Typhoon fighter jets are being used by Saudi-led forces in the ongoing bombardment of Yemen The UK has…

London arms fair guest list confirmed: Includes a roll call of despots, dictatorships and human rights abusers

The UK government has published its official guest list for Defence & Security Equipment International 2017 (DSEI), one of the biggest arms fairs in the world, which is scheduled to take place at the Excel Centre in East London next…

A week of blockades and protests begin in East London to stop the set-up of the DSEI arms fair

Andrew Smith of Campaign Against Arms Trade said: “Thousands of activists and campaigners from across the UK will be outside the Excel Centre this week. We will be united by our opposition to one of the biggest arms fairs in…

UK campaigners seek to appeal ‘very disappointing’ verdict on arms exports to Saudi Arabia

Campaigners have said they will appeal a High Court decision which allows the UK Government to continue exporting arms to Saudi Arabia for use in Yemen. The verdict came despite global concern over the use of these weapons against civilians. The legal action was brought…

UK Conservative government licensed £4.1 billion in arms to Middle East since May 2015

As the UK prepares to go to the polls, it is worth remembering that the current UK government now under Prime Minister Theresa May, proudly sells weapons to some of the most violent abusers of human rights on the planet.…

Bahraini UK based activists’ families taken as hostages in Bahrain

At least three family members of UK-based Bahraini activists have been summoned by Bahraini security forces this morning, 13th of May 2017. The detention of these activists’ families coincides with the attendance of Bahrain’s King Hamad at the Royal Windsor…

Permission granted for judicial review into legality of UK arms exports to Saudi Arabia

Media, Press Releases, 30 June 2016 By Campaign Against the Arms Trade High Court grants judicial review into arms exports to Saudi Arabia, following unprecedented case brought by Campaign Against Arms Trade Extensive evidence suggests Saudi Arabian forces have committed…

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