Arms Trade Bulletin

Arms Trade Bulletin May – June 2020

LES TRANSFERTS D’ARMES À L’ÉPREUVE DE LA JUSTICE ET DU COVID-19 La première partie de l’année 2020 a été édifiante en France tant sur le plan des décisions de justice sur les autorisations d’exportations d’armes, que sur le principe de lier la puissance d’un État à la force militaire – à la fois son budget […]

Arms Trade Bulletin March – April 2020


UNITED STATES SANCTIONS ENFORCEMENT POLICY On 9th March 2020 the Deputy Assistant Secretary (DAS) of State for Counter Threat Finance and Sanctions presented the United States Government’s sanctions policy and future sanctions enforcement posture at an event organised by the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. The measures will impact the global maritime industry. (1) “The […]

Arms Trade Bulletin January – February 2020


THE LIBYAN CONUNDRUMSince ousting Gaddafi in 2011 Libya has succumbed into chaos. The country is since 2014/15 split into two factions: the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA), which enjoys UN recognition, and the Tobruk-based Libyan House of Representatives. Despite a UN arms embargo both sides receive material support from various countries. The Libyan House […]

Arms Trade Bulletin November – December 2019


THE CASE FOR ON-SITE INSPECTIONS South Africa has decided to block arms exports to Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Oman and Algeria after these countries refused to allow South African officials to inspect their facilities to verify compliance with the South African National Conventional Arms Control Act and South African National Conventional Arms Control Regulations. […]

Arms Trade Bulletin May – June 2019


Arms proliferation still undermining peace prospects in LibyaThe chaos within Libya has given rise to a score of armed groups. Porous borders and the cross-border proliferation of arms and ammunition enables these armed groups to engage in a wide variety of illegal activities, which in turn undermine peace and security in Libya and the neighbouring […]