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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 conflicts and humanitarian crises in Yemen and 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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20 June 2024

States and companies must end arms transfers to Israel immediately or risk responsibility for human rights violations: UN experts

United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner

UN experts state that the transfer of weapons and ammunition to Israel may constitute serious violations of human rights and international humanitarian laws and risk State complicity in international crimes, possibly including genocide. They reiterate their demand to stop transfers immediately.

05 June 2024

Are Legal and Human Rights Challenges at a Tipping Point in Changing the Arms Trade?

Forum on the Arms Trade and the Arms Trade Litigation Monitor

Join a panel of experts as they discuss the role of legal and human rights challenges in changing the arms trade.

27 May 2024

Going to court again over F-35 parts

PAX for Peace

Oxfam Novib, PAX and The Rights Forum are again starting summary proceedings against the Dutch State.

24 May 2024

Application of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide in the Gaza Strip (South Africa v. Israel) - Order of 24 May 2024

International Court of Justice

In its Order of 24 May 2024, the ICJ granted South Africa's request for modified provisional measures and ordered Israel to "immediately halt its military offensive in Rafah" in the 'Application of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide in the Gaza Strip'.