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The Arms Trade Litigation Monitor

The Arms Trade Litigation Monitor (ATLM) tracks and documents litigation and other legal interventions against arms exports. To date, the main focus has been on arms supplies linked with the armed conflict and humanitarian crisis in Yemen. However, there are now an increasing number of efforts to explore legal action against irresponsible arms transfers to Israel, in light of the situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. On this site, you can find detailed information about the background and progress of each case, access and download all related court documents, read expert opinion and analysis, and explore common challenges faced across the cases.

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16 February 2024

ICJ decision on South Africa's request for additional provisional measures on South Africa v Israel (application of Genocide Convention)

International Court of Justice

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) refused South Africa's request for additional provision measures to safeguard Rafah, Gaza amid Israel's plans for a military offensive on the city.

16 February 2024

Invitation: Accountability for Gun Violence: What’s Next In Mexico’s Case Against U.S. Gun Manufacturers?

Organised by the Forum on the Arms Trade

This event will explore the recent decision in Massachusetts as well as developments in the Arizona case.

16 February 2024

Video analysis of Mexico's lawsuits against the US gun industry

Jon Lowy | Global Action on Gun Violence

Jon Lowy, Global Action on Gun Violence provides a video analysis of the problem that prompted Mexico's lawsuits against the US gun industry and the thinking driving the legal action.

16 February 2024

Appeals Judgment in Case concerning the Shipment from the Netherlands of Parts for F-35 Fighter Aircraft to Israel

Marten Zwanenburg and Joop Voetelink | EJIL:Talk!

This blog post highlights some key issues and implications of the Court of Appeal's judgement on the civil suit against the State of the Netherlands for the transfer of F-35 parts to Israel.