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The organisers of one of the world's largest arms fairs in London were today accused of failing to crack down on the sale of equipment that could could be used in torture after two exhibitors were found to be illegally marketing shackles and electric
Suggested Topics The Church of England has invested up to £10m in one of the world's major arms firms, which supplies unmanned drones and jets to conflicts around the world. The discovery, on the eve of what is set to be the biggest day of protests
The group, Transparency International, had given poor grades in recent months to many military contractors and governments for failing to create better safeguards, and its new report released Monday details how they could improve. Major contractors
As UN negotiations on the proposed arms trade treaty resume, why are long-time arms control campaigners sceptical of an agreement?...After all it's supported by human rights organisations like Amnesty International, development charities including
The BBC's closeness to the Home Office has come under fire after the corporation's security correspondent Gordon Corera accepted a formal role at a behind-closed-doors counter-terrorism event. The Security and Policing Exhibition 2013, which opens in
Dan Chung for the Guardian An Italian weapons manufacturer has terminated its sponsorship of the National Gallery a year early after protests from artists and campaigners over the use of its space to host arms trade functions. Finmeccanica , which
Letter Drop the arms debt The UK government says it wants a UN treaty to prevent weapons being sold to regimes engaged in human rights abuses ( UN sets sights on global arms treaty but will the US shoot it down? , 2 July). British exports) has backed
Pressure mounts for tough arms treaty at UN talks UK promises to push for robust weapons trade controls worldwide campaign launched questions remain about real objectives Kalashnikov assault rifles on sale in a Mogadishu open-air market. Photograph:
April 9, 2012 Monday, April 9, 2012 What famous art museum reopened at its new location on Trafalgar Square, April 9, 1838? April 9, 1838, the National Gallery of the United Kingdom opens its doors at its new location on Trafalgar Square in London.
Today sees the launch of a campaign calling on the National Gallery to end its support for the arms trade . The gallery regularly hosts events for the arms industry, as a result of a sponsorship deal with global weapons manufacturer Finmeccanica.