action & democracy

Belgian court hears arguments to end arms export to Turkey

Today a Belgian civil court will hear the arguments by a coalition of NGOs to end the export of military components to the Turkish air force. Earlier this year Vredesactie and CNAPD, supported by Amnesty International Belgium, sued the Flemish government for its involvement in the production of the Turkish A400M military transport planes. Turkey uses these planes to fuel conflicts across the region and violate international arms embargoes.

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banner met Vlaamse wapens kosten mensenlevens aan het justitiepaleis in Brussel
War in Yemen, Made in Europe: an infographic

On march 25th, the war in Yemen will be raging for five years. Today, we're launching an infographic showing the impact of the European arms trade on that war, and how we can strike back.

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An infographic about the flow of European arms to the war in Yemen
Belgian arms export halved due to court decision.

More than 50% of Belgian arms export has destination Saudi Arabia and is now blocked by the Belgian administrative court.

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Action at the port of Antwerp - banner says stop arming saudi in Dutch