Responsible Export Controls for UK Security and Conflict Prevention
Saferworld’s submission on Equipment, Support, and Technology for UK Defence and Security: A Consultation Paper
The UK Ministry of Defence recently held a consultation on its approach to defence and security equipment and technology. Saferworld is concerned with ensuring both that UK defence and security equipment is not used to fuel armed violence, and that the UK’s diplomatic, defence and development activities promote the responsible application of arms transfer controls overseas. Recent events in the Middle East and North Africa have drawn attention to the sale of UK arms to authoritarian regimes, highlighting the need for the UK to review its export licensing procedure. In this submission to the consultation, Saferworld raises concerns about the UK’s approach to promoting defence and security exports and the application of UK export licensing criteria.
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