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Matching needs with resources: Kenya's National Police Reserve
In Kenya's arid and semi-arid lands, such as in Isiolo and West Pokot counties, the lack of proper management of Kenya's National Police Reserve (NPR) has significantly contributed to the misuse of firearms – identified by locals as an important security concern.
Our recent report, Matching needs with resources: National Police Reserve and community security in Kenya's frontiers, analyses the needs of the NPR to determine what level of investment would be appropriate to make the NPR a more effective outfit for community security in Kenya's arid and semi-arid lands.
UK government breaking the law by supplying arms to Saudi Arabia
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The conflict in Yemen has turned the country into one of the world's worst humanitarian crises, with more than 5,800 people killed and tens of thousands injured. In a legal opinion commissioned by Saferworld and Amnesty International, eminent international law experts from Matrix Chambers affirm that the UK Government is breaking national, EU and international law and policy by supplying weapons to Saudi Arabia in the context of its military intervention and bombing campaign in Yemen.
Although the legal opinion only assesses UK actions, its damning findings are also relevant to all EU Member States that have supplied arms that are at risk of being used in the Yemeni conflict. All EU Member States are bound by the EU Common Position and almost all by the international Arms Trade Treaty, both of which forbid the transfer of weapons if there is a clear risk that items might be used in the commission of serious violations of International Humanitarian Law or International Human Rights Law.