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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.

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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.

15 February 2024

Dutch Appeals Court Blocks Deliveries of F-35 Parts to Israel: Overview, Analysis and Initial Reflections

Johanna Trittenbach, Jessica Dorsey, Otto Spijkers | Opinio Juris

This article provides an analysis of the Court of Appeal's ruling on the civil suit against the State of the Netherlands for the transfer of F-35 parts to Israel in favour of the plaintiffs.

14 February 2024

Dutch Court Halts F-35 Aircraft Deliveries for Israel

León Castellanos-Jankiewicz | Verfassungsblog

This blog post highlights the Court of Appeal's interpretation of the risk assessment obligations contained in the ATT and the EU Common Position, in its ruling on the civil suit against the State of the Netherlands for the transfer of F-35 parts to Israel in favour of the plaintiffs.

10 February 2024

Challenging Weapons Transfers to Israel

Jack McGrath | Washington Report on Middle East Affairs

On 16 January 2024, the Forum on the Arms Trade and the Arms Trade Litigation Monitor co-organised a virtual panel focusing on legal efforts in the Netherlands and the US to block international weapons transfers to Israel amid the ongoing conflict in Gaza.

26 January 2024

Unpacking the Int’l Court of Justice Judgment in South Africa v Israel (Genocide Case)

Ryan Goodman and Siven Watt | Just Security

Just Security provides context on the International Court of Justice's (ICJ) decision on the case brought by South Africa against Israel under the Genocide Convention.

01 December 2023

Arms Sales: The Yemen Example

Terrence P. Collingsworth | Democracy Journal

This article examines the legal structure in place to prevent the sale of arms to foreign countries that could be used for an improper purpose.

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.

19 May 2023

Including the Arms Sector in the EU Corporate Due Diligence Directive

León Castellanos-Jankiewicz and Melanie Schneider | Verfassungsblog

This article reflects on the potential role that the EU Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive in ensuring accountability in the current European firearms export regime as well as preventing trafficking and diversion.