This site was set up to detail the judicial review of the decision to end the SFO investigation into BAE-Saudi arms deals.
Now the judicial review has finished, the site will be left online for the record. It is frozen as of February 2009.
High Court reopens BAE-Saudi corruption investigation
24 April 2008
Campaigners win landmark ruling on BAE-Saudi corruption case
9 November 2007
US probe into BAE welcomed by CAAT and Corner House
26 June 2007
CAAT and Corner House respond to BAE revelations
12 June 2007
Challenge to refusal to permit judicial review
7 June 2007
Full grounds for judicial review lodged
20 April 2007
BAE admits to paying agent to investigate campaigners
18 April 2007
BAE defeated in court by CAAT
26 February 2007
Update on proposed Judicial Review
25 January 2007
Government's defence of the SFO decision received
19 January 2007
Legal challenge to decision to drop BAE corruption inquiry
19 Decemeber 2006
19 January 2007
The Corner House and Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) have today received the Government’s response to letters sent to the Serious Fraud Office, Attorney-General and Prime Minister on 18th December 2006. The Government contests their assertions that the SFO’s decision to drop the BAE-Saudi Arabia investigation was unlawful.
The Corner House and CAAT are now considering the detail of the Government's response with their lawyers. A further announcement as to the legal proceedings will be made next week.
Campaign Against Arms Trade: Symon Hill - 020 7281 0297 or 07920 037 719
The Corner House: Nick Hildyard - 01258 817 518 or 07773 750 534
Leigh Day & Co: Jamie Beagent – 020 7650 1248 or 07811 203 793
Notes to editors:
1. Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) works for the reduction and ultimate abolition of the international arms trade. The Corner House is a not-for-profit social and environmental justice group.
2. On 14th December 2006 the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) and the Attorney General announced that the SFO was suspending its investigation into dealings between BAE Systems and Saudi Arabia. The Corner House and CAAT instructed solicitors Leigh Day & Co, who wrote to the Director of the Serious Fraud Office, the Attorney-General and the Prime Minister setting out their reasons for considering this decision to be illegal.