The Author

Nicholas Gilby

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Nicholas Gilby led Campaign Against Arms Trade’s efforts to expose corruption in Britain’s arms deals with Saudi Arabia. He is the author of The No-Nonsense Guide to the Arms Trade (2009) and his research has featured in the Guardian, BBC’s Newsnight and Al Jazeera.

In 2008 Nicholas successfully fought a ground-breaking Information Tribunal case (Gilby v Information Commissioner)[1] against the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and The Information Commissioner. Almost all the information Nicholas had asked to see was disclosed, and the documents provide the source material for Chapter 3 of Deception in High Places.

Nicholas provided many of the source documents used by the Guardian’s award-winning investigation into Britain’s biggest arms company, BAE Systems (The BAE Files).

You can follow Nicholas on Facebook or Twitter @nicholas_gilby.

[1] Key documents from the case, such as witness statements and submissions, can be found on the CAAT website.