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Take a look through external analysis of cases documented by this initiative as well as broader commentary on issues related to arms trade litigation. Use the filters to search for opinion pieces and academic journals, as well as podcasts, live events and more.


03 August 2021

Domestic Accountability for International Arms Transfers: Law, Policy and Practice

Valentina Azarova, Roy Isbister, and Carlo Mazzoleni | Saferworld, GLAN, and ICJ

Report Spotlight: This report discusses the prevalence and importance of litigation against international arms transfers that fuel human rights and IHL violations in armed conflict and constitute potential Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) violations.

17 November 2023

Gaza/Palestine: States have a Duty to Prevent Genocide

International Commission of Jurists

This legal briefer focuses on States’ duty to prevent genocide under international law in situation in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories, including in Gaza.

08 November 2023

Law and Policy Guide to US Arms Transfers to Israel

John Ramming Chappell, Annie Shiel, Seth Binder, Elias Yousif, Bill Monahan, Amanda Klasing | Just Security

This article discusses the relevant US policies and laws that apply to arms transfers in light of the unparalleled US security assistance and arms sales relationship with Israel.

01 November 2023

Security Assistance and Arms Transfers: Human Rights Frameworks and Recommendations for Strengthening

Josh Paul | Institute for Middle East Understanding

This briefing offers recommendations to strengthen the existing human rights framework in US domestic policy and law in the context of security assistance and arms transfers.

12 September 2023

GLAN and Mwatana Appeal UK Arms Sales to KSA

Global Legal Action Network (GLAN) and Mwatana for Human Rights

This press release discusses GLAN and Mwatana's request to the UK Court of Appeal to appeal against the High Court's recent judgment on the UK government's arms sales to Saudi Arabia.

28 July 2023

Access to Justice for Gun Violence

Jasmijn van Dijk, Felix Hartner, Viktoria Schmidt, Nada Ben Yahia, supervised by Dr. León Castellanos-Jankiewicz | University of Amsterdam Law Clinics, Asser Institute for International and European Law

This report discusses the gaps in accountability for European arms exports by assessing the mechanisms in place in 11 European countries to challenge authorised arms exports.

20 July 2023

Italian-made bombs in deadly airstrike in Yemen

European Centre for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR)

This press release covers the submission of a complaint against Italy to the European Court of Human Rights, over the use of Italian-made bombs for an airstrike on the village Deir Al-Ḩajārī, Yemen in October 2016.

13 July 2023

UK Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia: Making [Non]Sense of the Judgement

Katie Fallon | Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT)

This blog discusses lessons learned and problematic aspects of the the UK High Court's judgment on CAAT’s legal challenge to the UK government, over its arms sales to Saudi Arabia for use in the war in Yemen.

12 July 2023

Interview with Saferworld's Yemen Office Country Manager Awfa Al-Naami


Saferworld's Sanjana Parashar interviews Saferworld's Yemen Office Country Manager Awfa Al-Naami about strategic litigation around arms sales in the context of the Yemen conflict.

27 June 2023

The Arms Trade Litigation Monitor: Legal Actions Against Irresponsible Arms Trade

Francesco Vignarca | Rete Italiana Pace e Disarmo

Francesco Vignarca discusses the criminal investigation into the liability of UAMA officials and RWM Italia S.p.A for arms exports to Saudi Arabia and the UAE.