Andrew and the organisation he directs – Corruption Watch – is campaigning for a more accountable and transparent arms trade via his writing, research, speeches, presentations and engagement with prosecutors, investigators, journalists, elected representatives, officials and numerous NGOs.
Andrew campaigns for a trade that no longer undermines democracy and development, that no longer breeds corruption, and that no longer makes the world a more dangerous, rather than a safer place. It is imperative that the veil of national-security-imposed secrecy that cloaks the trade in weaopns is lifted. Without doing so, it will be impossible to ensure public scrutiny over the non-national security aspects of the arms trade, including the corruption, illict arms trading, the illegal exercise of power by stronger nations against weaker buying countries, and deeply inappropriate decision-making that only meets the narrow political and material needs of those making the decisions, rather than the real needs of their citizens.
Over the next few months a manual will be finalised that will include:
This will include, amongst others: