The Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) and Mwatana for Human Rights, a grassroots organisation working in Yemen, have been jointly nominated for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize for our work to stop UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia. This nomination recognises the remarkable dedication of Mwatana, a group documenting human rights violations by all parties to the war and raising the voices of Yemeni people in exceptionally dangerous circumstances. But it’s also a tribute to you. If you have ever signed a petition, shared on social media, written to your MP, made a donation, or any other action, you have helped to make this happen - thank you.
UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia were declared unlawful, in a historic judgment from the Court of Appeal in.June 2019.
The UK government’s appeal to the Supreme Court will be heard between 23-25 November 2020. The government is challenging the Court of Appeal’s 2019 ruling that all new UK licences for the export of weapons to Saudi Arabia for use in Yemen must be halted and all existing licences be reviewed.
Despite the Court of Appeal’s 2019 decision, the UK government and UK arms manufacturers have continued to supply weapons to the Saudi regime, profiting from the world's worst humanitarian crisis.
Please help us to stop them and ensure that UK-made fighter jets and missiles can no longer be used in violation of international humanitarian law and in the destruction of Yemen and its people.
Political pressure is vital now to ensure arms sales are actually stopped. The latest six months of published sales by the government showa significant drop over over 99% on the previos six month's stockpiling sales
Please email your MP today: www.caat.org.uk/unlawful
UK-made weapons are being used in Saudi Arabia's devastating bombing in Yemen, and the government continues to license further arms exports – despite overwhelming evidence of repeated breaches of international humanitarian law.
The UK's continued supply of arms to Saudi Arabia during its bombing campaign in Yemen is a flagrant breach of UK arms export regulation.
The UK government admits that Saudi Arabia is using UK weapons in its attacks on Yemen: warplanes, bombs and missiles – but it has repeatedly ignored and denied evidence of violations of international law.
The government consistently puts arms sale sales promotion before human lives and has stopped at nothing to keep the weapons flowing to Saudi Arabia. We have been supplying Saudi-led attacks on Yemen since March 2015 backed by UAE, Jordan, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar and Egypt.
latest Government figures for arms exports to all countries
Campaign Against Arms Trade - Stop Arming Saudi:
£8,797,018 of UK arms exported to Saudi Arabia Apr-June 2020
£17,489,031 of UK arms exported to Saudi Arabia Jan-Mar 2020
£430,200 of UK arms exported to Saudi Arabia Oct-Dec 2019
£581,894 of UK arms exported to Saudi Arabia July-Sept 2019
£810,521 of UK arms exported to Saudi Arabia Apr-June 2019
£636,352,815 of UK arms exported to Saudi Arabia Jan-Mar 2019 including air-to-air missiles, air-to-surface missiles, combat aircraft, equipment for the production of bombs
£11,414,054 of UK arms exported to Saudi Arabia Oct-Dec 2018
£1,609,047 of UK arms exported to Saudi Arabia July-Sept 2018
£5,385,560 of UK arms exported to Saudi Arabia Apr-June 2018
£41,557,626 of UK arms exported to Saudi Arabia Jan-Mar 2018
£5,894,639 of UK arms exported to Saudi Arabia Oct-Dec 2017
£6,792,688 of UK arms exported to Saudi Arabia July-Sept 2017
£836,003,008 of UK arms exported to Saudi Arabia Apr-June 2017 mainly air-to-air missiles
£280,888,523 of UK arms exported to Saudi Arabia Jan-Mar 2017 including combat aircraft, projectile launchers and sniper rifles
£2,021,696 of UK arms exported to Saudi Arabia Oct-Dec 2016 including "components for BOMBS"
£4,351,143 of UK arms exported to Saudi Arabia July-Sept 2016 including sniper rifles, weapon night sights, components for assault rifles and for bombs, body armour, military helmets and components for combat aircraft, naval vessels, military aircraft and artillery. £44,659,081 of arms was sold to UAE; £3,988,531 to Jordan; £1,469,876 to Qatar; £1,183,11 to Kuwait, £172,846 to Egypt, £155,458 to Bahrain.
Britain exported £16,920 of improvised explosive device disposal equipment to Yemen.
Apr-June 2016 Britain exported £5,505,848 of arms to Saudi Arabia and Britain exported NO arms to Yemen
Jan - March 2016 Britain exported
£526,300,414 of arms to Saudi Arabia
£ 55,596,907 to UAE
£ 4,629,739 to Jordan
£ 2,822,849 to Bahrain
£ 2,894,919 to Kuwait
£ 2,771,296 to Qatar
£ 1,515,525 to Egypt
Britain exported £248,700 of body armour and military helmets to Yemen.
Oct- Dec 2015 Britain exported £6,672,755 of arms to Saudi Arabia. Britain exported NO arms to Yemen
July-Sept 2015 Britain exported £1,080,855,244 of arms to Saudi Arabia including "air-to-air missiles, body armour, bombs, components for combat helicopters gun silencers, weapon night sights". Britain exported NO arms to Yemen
April - June 2015 Britain exported £1,724,085,176 of arms to Saudi Arabia and NO arms to Yemen
Jan-March 2015 Britain exported £31,209,137 of arms to Saudi Arabia. Britain exported £27,222 of arms to Yemen
There are UN reports of Saudi war crimes committed against the civilian population of Yemen. Thousands of people have died, over 14 million Yemeni people are going hungry, and around 1.8 million children are out of school. A thousand schools have been damaged beyond use in the course of the bombing, which is ongoing.