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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
Court action to implement the Arms Trade Treaty
Blog

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
An ill wind for EU arms transfer controls
Comment & analysis

An ill wind for EU arms transfer controls

It is not just France’s credibility at stake over the way it has handled a sale of two Mistral class assault ships to Russia, says Roy Isbister, but the credibility of the whole EU Common Position on arms transfers.

21 November 2014
Un mauvais vent pour les contrôles de transferts d’armes de l’UE
Comment & analysis

Un mauvais vent pour les contrôles de transferts d’armes de l’UE

Selon Roy Isbister, ce n’est pas seulement la crédibilité de la France qui est menacée par la manière dont le pays a géré la vente de deux porte-hélicoptères d’assaut Mistral à la Russie, mais la crédibilité de la Position commune de l’UE sur les transferts d’armes toute entière. 

21 November 2014