AOAV joins others in calling for the release of Julian Assange

Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) calls for the immediate release of Julian Assange ahead of his critical May 20th hearing, which is set to determine his potential extradition to the United States.

Protests in Belfast as new Northern Ireland legacy law halting inquests and prosecutions related to the ‘Troubles’ take effect

Families of Northern Ireland’s “Troubles” victims protested against a new law that halts inquests and grants immunity to former combatants, claiming it obstructs justice.

Former British Army chief criticises government’s plan to deport migrants to Rwanda

General Sir Richard Dannatt criticizes the UK government’s policy to deport asylum seekers to Rwanda, citing ethical concerns and potential violations of international law, amidst increasing political and legal scrutiny.

Rwandan involvement in Congo’s conflict raises questions about UK’s asylum partnership

Rwanda’s military involvement in Congo’s North Kivu province, supporting M23 rebels despite denials, raises serious questions about the integrity of the UK’s Rwanda asylum processing partnership amid ongoing human rights and conflict concerns.

How BAE Systems helped arm half the world: report and key findings

This report scrutinises the British arms manufacturer BAE Systems, focusing on its secretive client list including nations with questionable human rights records, and its pervasive global reach across almost every continent, especially in regions rife with conflict.

BAE Systems: their extensive global reach examined

This section focuses on BAE’s nation client list, showing just how widespread its sales are, touching every corner of the globe.

BAE Systems and human rights – a troubling relationship examined

BAE Systems has sold arms to numerous countries known for human rights violations, raising significant ethical concerns about the impact of its business practices on global human rights conditions.

BAE Systems: corrupt clientele and historic dodgy deals?

BAE Systems has engaged in arms deals with countries known for high levels of corruption, raising concerns about the integrity of its business practices and the role of corruption in the arms trade.
Historical corruption scandals involving BAE Systems underline the pervasive issue of corruption in arms deals, necessitating stricter anti-corruption measures and transparency in the industry.

BAE Systems: arming UK’s human rights priority countries?

BAE Systems has reportedly engaged in arms trade with several countries listed as human rights concerns by the UK, highlighting potential contradictions in the UK’s foreign policy and ethics in international arms trade.

BAE Systems: the arming of a coup?

BAE Systems’ weapons have been sold to countries that have experienced military coups, raising questions about the role of international arms sales in undermining democratic governance and stability. The increase in military coups in countries armed by BAE Systems indicates a concerning link between arms trade and political instability, necessitating greater accountability in arms exports.

Are BAE Systems’ sales implicated in the use of explosive weapons in populated areas?

BAE Systems’ arms sales to countries implicated in using explosive weapons in populated areas highlight the devastating impact of such weapons on civilian populations and the urgent need for regulation.
The report details the harm caused by explosive weapons in conflicts, emphasising the ethical responsibility of arms manufacturers to prevent their products from being used in violations of international humanitarian law.

How BAE Systems helped arm half the world – recommendations and conclusion

The report concludes that BAE Systems’ global arms sales have significant ethical implications, contributing to human rights abuses, political instability, and conflicts around the world. It calls for enhanced regulation, transparency, and ethical considerations in the arms trade to address the negative impacts of such sales on global peace and human rights.