Dispatch on US and UK involvement in war crimes in Yemen

Overview of the Conflict Since the war began in 2015 coalition forces have regularly violated international humanitarian law through unlawful airstrikes which targeted civilians and civilian infrastructure including mosques, hospitals, schools, homes, and markets, the use of banned cluster munitions, engaging in a pattern of enforced disappearances, arbitrary detention and torture of perceived political opponents[…]

German Parliamentary Questions Addressing Human Rights Issues in Bahrain

Since 2011 Members of the German Bundestag (MPs), in particular those belonging to left-wing political parties (The Left – Die Linke and The Greens – Bündnis 90/Die Grünen), have posed questions to the German government on at least forty occasions concerning the issue of arms exports and the human rights situation in Bahrain. Following the[…]

Partners in Crime : How the Italian Banking and Weapons Industry Work Together to Perpetuate the Yemeni Conflict

Over the last 15 years, Italian arms export production has increased to account for 1.4% of Italian GDP – further fueling ongoing armed conflicts happening worldwide. According to the Trends in International Arms Transfers submitted by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), Italy remains as one of the top 10 countries that export arms[…]

Dispatch: How the US Arms Export Industry Sustain Human Rights Violators in the Yemen War

The report Trends in International Arms Transfers by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) has confirmed The United States’ first position in the top 5 largest worldwide arms exporters for several years now. The period from 2015 to 2019 has demonstrated a crucial time for the US to re-establish their commercial supremacy in the[…]

France’s Double Standards

Q: Can France be a leader in regard to freedom of expression when artists / journalists are killed in the countries supported by France?  In a democracy, freedom of expression is a fundamental right which cannot be compromised. Historically, France has taken a leading role in regard to free speech. Dating back to the French[…]