Just a quick note to let you know a new way of raising money for CAAT.
All you need to do is use search engine everyclick.com and select the Trust for Research and Education on the Arms Trade (TREAT) as your chosen charity.
Just visit www.everyclick.com/trustforresearchandeducationonthearmstradetreat/CT3693
TREAT will donate all proceeds from Everyclick to CAAT for our research and educational work.
On the 7th and 8th of July I went down to Parliament to watch CAAT and the Corner House return to court, this time for the Serious Fraud Office’s appeal hearing in the House of Lords. If you make it past security, agree to wear a little picture of yourself around your neck and meander round the stony labyrinth we call Parliament, you can sit in a little room with regal, furry wallpaper and watch the proceedings.
The results of this hearing – sadly not expected until October due to the Summer recess – will be crucial not only for CAAT and the Corner House, but also for the government. The case has brought under the microscope one of the main facets of Britain’s unwritten, tacitly approved constitution: that our legal system is, or should be, independent of the government. Whilst this is something that has been unanimously accepted as right for aeons, there are odd occasions when the principle is called into question. A decision on this matter is important as, having a legal system based upon precedent means that if a person can prove a particular principle in a British court, then it will open a gateway for all similar cases in future.
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