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The UK’s arms-to-Saudi quagmire: from tragedy to farce
Comment & analysis

The UK’s arms-to-Saudi quagmire: from tragedy to farce

Despite a June court decision barring the UK Government from approving arms sales to Saudi Arabia, the UK’s International Trade Secretary has admitted to granting two licences in violation of the ruling. Roy Isbister argues that this is yet another example of how the current UK system is fundamentally flawed.

20 September 2019
Government outreach to industry: experiences from Malaysia and South Korea on preventing the trade of weapons and dangerous goods
Comment & analysis

Government outreach to industry: experiences from Malaysia and South Korea on preventing the trade of weapons and dangerous goods

A recent series of meetings in Vienna and London brought together experts from around the world to discuss their experiences of preventing the diversion or trade of weapons and other dangerous goods, and also explored ways for governments to reach out to industry to help ensure compliance. We spoke with Datin Mega Marissa Malek and Kyung-Lyung Lee to hear their thoughts.

22 January 2019
Court action to implement the Arms Trade Treaty
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Court action to implement the Arms Trade Treaty

Originally published on the Forum on the Arms Trade's Looking Ahead blog, Roy Isbister looks at the UK High Court hearing in 2017 to review the legality of  UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia in light of violations of international humanitarian law in Yemen.

19 December 2016