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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 Palestine. 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 opinions and analyses, and explore common challenges faced across the cases.

Latest developments

Landmark Decisions

Court cases that have made relative headway in achieving some measure of legal accountability for decisions to authorise arms transfers within the constraints of existing legal pathways


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03 April 2024

UK Judges’ and Lawyers’ Open Letter Concerning Gaza

600 lawyers, academics and retired senior judges write open letter warning that the UK government is breaching international law by continuing to arm Israel.

28 March 2024

Application of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide in the Gaza Strip (South Africa v. Israel) - The Court indicates additional provisional measures

International Court of Justice

The ICJ indicates provisional measures in addition to those issued on 26 January 2024 in the case concerning the ‘Application of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide in the Gaza Strip (South Africa v. Israel)’.

26 March 2024

Arizona court rules Mexico can proceed with lawsuit against five US gun dealers

Thomas Graham | The Guardian

Trial court in Arizona, US rules that Mexican government may proceed with lawsuit against US gun dealers.

20 March 2024

Law for Palestine Releases its Communication Submitted to the International Criminal Court: Genocide Perpetration in Gaza by Israeli War Cabinet Members

Law for Palestine

Law for Palestine submits communication to the Office of the Prosecutor (OPT) of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on the perpetration of the crime of genocide perpetrated by members of the Israeli war cabinet against Palestinians in Gaza.