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Arms Export Controls: Initial review

9 December 2020

The Committees on Arms Export Controls will hold an oral evidence session with NGOs on Tuesday 15 December.


Tuesday 15 December - remote participation by witnesses and Committee members

At 10.00am

  • Oliver Feeley-Sprague, Programme Director for work on Arms Control, Amnesty International UK
  • Roy Isbister, Arms Unit, Saferworld
  • Dr Sam Perlo-Freeman, Research Coordinator, Campaign Against the Arms Trade (CAAT)

Purpose of the session

Topics expected to be covered at the session include:

  • The Strategic Export Controls Annual Report 2019
  • Consequences for the arms export control system of the DfID/FCO merger
  • The work undertaken by the Department for International Trade and the Export Control Joint Unit as a result of the Appeal Court judgment in June 2019; and
  • Consequences of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU for arms export controls, including potential deviation from the existing EU-based 'Consolidated Criteria' rules and information-sharing arrangements

Further information

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