Campaign Against Arms Trade

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

26.02.2019

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

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 arms to Pakistan since May 2015. Last night India carried… »

15.10.2018

Yemen whitewash shows Saudi investigation of Jamal Khashoggi cannot be trusted

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 billion worth of arms to Saudi forces since 2015 The… »

26.10.2017

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

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 licensed £3.8 billion worth of arms to Saudi Arabia since… »

08.09.2017

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

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 week. The publication follows a parliamentary question by Caroline… »

04.09.2017

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

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 the world.” There will be blockades, actions and… »

10.07.2017

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

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 by law firm Leigh Day… »

01.06.2017

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

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. Excuses such as “if we don’t sell them weapons, other… »

14.05.2017

Bahraini UK based activists’ families taken as hostages in Bahrain

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 Horse Show today. The King is expected to be seated… »

04.07.2016

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

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 war crimes in Yemen UK has licensed… »

11.04.2016

London: Trial begins for activists accused of disrupting world’s largest arms fair

London: Trial begins for activists accused of disrupting world’s largest arms fair

This morning eight campaigners will stand trial at Stratford Magistrates Court for blocking the road and stopping tanks and weaponry from entering Defence & Security Equipment International (DSEI), one of the world’s biggest arms fairs, when it was in London last September. The trial is expected to last five days. »

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