Category - caat. campaign against arms trade

  • March 9, 2018

    A poll of over 2000 adults, carried out by Populus for Campaign Against Arms Trade, has found that only six per cent of UK adults believe it is acceptable to sell weapons to the Saudi Arabian regime.

  • December 24, 2017

    It has been 1000 days since the Saudi-led bombardment of Yemen began. In that time, over 10,000 people have been killed as a direct consequence of the war, with many more being killed in the resulting humanitarian catastrophe.

  • December 2, 2017

    Members of the European Parliament have voted overhwelmingly to reaffirm its call for a European-wide embargo against Saudi Arabia, and a political solution to the ongoing conflict in Yemen.

  • October 10, 2017

    Today BAE Systems announced that it will be cutting almost 2000 jobs across the UK in response to a slowdown in Eurofighter production.

  • August 30, 2017

    The Defence and Security Equipment International  arms fair will take place at the Excel Centre in East London between 12-15 September 2017. It will bring over 1500 exhibitors together with military delegations from around the world, including a number from governments with awful human rights records.

  • July 10, 2017

    Campaigners said today that 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.

  • March 28, 2017

    The UK has licensed over £3.3 billion of arms to Saudi Arabia since the beginning of a bombing campaign intended to influence the outcome of the civil conflict in Yemen. It has created a humanitarian catastrophe.  Campaign Against Arms Trade is awaiting verdict of legal action against arms exports being used by the Saudi regime in Yemen

  • January 11, 2017

    Between 7 and 9 of February 2017, the High Court in London will hear a judicial review into the legality of UK arms exports to Saudi Arabia for use in the ongoing bombing of Yemen. The review follows an application by Campaign Against Arms Trade

  • December 15, 2016

    The United States is to reduce arms exports to Saudi Arabia, including the halting of a planned export of air-dropped munitions, due to concerns about civilian deaths in Yemen. Campaign Against Arms Trade has urged the UK government to end its arms exports to the Saudi regime.

  • November 18, 2016

    The UK government has rejected calls from the House of Commons committees on Business, Innovation & Skills and International Development to suspend arms exports to Saudi Arabia for use in Yemen.