arms trade

Government doesn’t investigate human rights claims against Saudi Arabia before selling arms

Exclusive: Officials only come to an ‘overall judgement’ on whether weapons sold will be used to breach laws Joe Watts Political Editor @JoeWatts_ The Government does not make judgments over whether countries like Saudi Arabia have violated international humanitarian laws in specific cases before granting arms exports to them. Ministers have admitted they […]

U.S., European weapons used to commit war crimes in Iraq – Amnesty

   Reuters International JAN 5, 2017  Shi’ite fighters gather to fight against Islamic State militants in al-Fatha, northeast of Baiji, October 18, 2015. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani (reuters_tickers) ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) – Militias fighting alongside Iraqi troops against Islamic State are committing war crimes using weapons provided to the Iraqi military by […]