British arms trade inquiry

posted by Kaihsu Tai on January 16th, 2007

The Guardian has a thread of reports on arms trade being investigated by the (British) Serious Fraud Office. Readers might also want to check out the Campaign Against Arms Trade.

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  1. On January 23, 2007 at 05:32 Kaihsu Tai (Oxford, England) said:

    From the European Parliament:

    MEPs seek tougher rules on Arms trade

    Parliament adopted an annual report on the implementation of the EU Code of Conduct on Arms Exports. The own-initiative report by Raül Romeva of the Green group calls for the currently voluntary code to become legally binding. The report urges EU members “to keep under constant review the human rights situation in arms importing countries,” and to “agree on a list of countries involved in armed conflicts to which arms exports should be banned in principle.”

    It calls for the continuation of the arms embargo against China “until there is a clear and lasting improvement in the situation regarding human rights and social and political freedoms”, and demands stronger EU support for an international Arms Trade Treaty. Along with the US and China, the EU is the world’s largest exporter of arms.

  2. On June 13, 2007 at 05:52 Kaihsu Tai (Oxford, England) said:

    Check out The Guardian‘s BAE files.

  3. On December 11, 2007 at 08:32 Kaihsu Tai (Oxford, England) said:

    New report: Military involvement in universities in the United Kingdom.