BAE Systems CEO made almost £1m extra in share sale after hike in price since Gaza war

Charles Woodburn sold over 330,000 personal shares in BAE Systems, earning £4,163,035.

Tribunal challenges UK Ministry of Defence’s transparency on civilian casualties in military campaigns

The Ministry of Defence faces legal scrutiny for insufficient oversight and transparency in monitoring civilian casualties in its military operations against Islamic State.

UK government suppresses MP inquiries about Cyprus base’s role in Gaza conflict

The UK government is censoring all parliamentary questions regarding RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus, suspected of aiding Israel’s military actions in Gaza.

AOAV’s Executive Director was refused a journalist visa in Rwanda to investigate human rights concerns there. He spoke to the BBC about his concerns of it being a ‘safe’ country for refugees

In response to the UK Supreme Court declaring its Rwanda asylum policy unlawful, the UK government is drafting emergency legislation to establish Rwanda as a safe country for asylum seekers. AOAV’s Executive Director appeared on the BBC to argue that to establish this notion of safety would require proper scrutiny of Rwanda.

Profits, but at what price? UK’s job protection claims in Saudi BAE arms deal face scrutiny amid Yemen conflict concerns

The UK government’s push to secure the £5 billion Saudi arms deal citing job preservation at BAE Systems draws criticism with concerns over the civilian harm from such weapons in Yemen conflict.

Open letter urges UK Government to repatriate unlawfully detained British families from Northeast Syria

British Citizens subjected to cruel conditions and abandonment in dire circumstances

British Government’s record on civilian casualties in Syria and Iraq questioned

An investigation by the Guardian and Airwars reveals discrepancies in the UK government’s account of civilian casualties in airstrikes against ISIS in Syria and Iraq, raising questions about transparency and accountability in military operations.

UK government plans to move asylum seekers from hotels to military accommodation amidst concerns over housing standards

The UK government’s plans to move asylum seekers from hotels to alternative accommodation, including former military sites and even ferries, has been met with controversy and criticism, with concerns raised over the quality and safety of the proposed accommodation, as well as the government’s obligation to provide adequate housing for both asylum seekers and military personnel.

Why the UK should stop arming Saudi Arabia

Oxfam report accuses UK of arming Saudi-led coalition in Yemen despite evidence of IHL violations; CAAT lawsuit launched to end arms sales, temporary halt in 2019 overruled in 2020, leading to public criticism and questioning of trade deals vs human rights.