About the arms trade

Further information

Silhouette of a Eurofighter TyphoonAn excellent set of links to sources of information on the arms trade is maintained by Campaign Against Arms Trade.

A good start to find out more about corruption is Transparency International, and in particular, their arms trade corruption website.

The Control BAE campaign aimed, by Judicial Review action, to re-open the Serious Fraud Office’s investigation into the Al Yamamah arms deal. Campaign Against Arms Trade’s partner in the Judicial Review action was The Corner House.   An overview of the history of Britain’s arms trade with Saudi Arabia, and what is going on currently, can be found here, with many useful links.

The Arms Trade Treaty is the first international treaty to regulate the trade in conventional arms. Further information about it can be found on the websites of the UN, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) and the Control Arms campaign.