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Conflict prevention in the 21st century: China and the UK
Reports & briefings

Conflict prevention in the 21st century: China and the UK

With an increasingly challenging international security landscape and ongoing failures of the international community to effectively prevent conflict, innovative thinking and new and cooperative partnerships are needed to better prevent conflict and help to make peace more sustainable.

24 February 2016
The lawfulness of the authorisation by the United Kingdom of weapons and related items for export to Saudi Arabia in the context of Saudi Arabia's military intervention in Yemen
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The lawfulness of the authorisation by the United Kingdom of weapons and related items for export to Saudi Arabia in the context of Saudi Arabia's military intervention in Yemen

In this legal opinion commissioned by Saferworld and Amnesty International - both members of the Control Arms coalition - Professor Philippe Sands QC, Professor Andrew Clapham and Blinne Ní Ghrálaigh of Matrix Chambers conclude that, on the basis of the information available, the UK Government is acting in breach of its obligations arising under the UK’s Consolidated Criteria on arms exports, the EU Common Position on Arms Exports and the Arms Trade Treaty by continuing to authorise transfers of weapons and related items to Saudi Arabia within the scope of those instruments, capable of being used in Yemen.

17 December 2015
The 2015 UK Strategic Defence and Security Review and beyond
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The 2015 UK Strategic Defence and Security Review and beyond

The UK is in the process of conducting a Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR) and refreshing its National Security Strategy (NSS), which will set out the UK’s approach to delivering on its security needs.

1 October 2015
Preventing sexual violence in conflict
Reports & briefings

Preventing sexual violence in conflict

This submission brings together Saferworld’s research and expertise on the causes and means to prevent sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) in conflict-affected and fragile states, and the importance of identifying and addressing the root causes of conflict.

16 September 2015
Partnerships in Conflict Prevention: China and the UK (Issue 3)
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Partnerships in Conflict Prevention: China and the UK (Issue 3)

The Partnerships in Conflict Prevention project aims to increase dialogue and understanding between the Chinese and UK policy communities on how to prevent violent conflict and promote stability overseas, particularly through upstream conflict prevention, crisis diplomacy and early warning.

12 June 2015