Profiting from death and destruction: DSEI 2019

Lucy Nichols - 4 September 2019

This month, the ExCel Centre in East London will be hosting one of the world’s largest arms fairs, the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) fair. DSEI, now in its 20th year, pays a visit to Newham every two years. The 2017 fair saw over 1,500 exhibitingcompanies show off their products to a total audience of 35,008 people from 110 countries. These countries include the likes of Saudi Arabia, Israel and the UAE (one of the sponsors of this years event) - all are known human rights abusers, and some of the UKs biggest buyers of arms. Also worth noting, is that Saudi Arabia have been invited to Britain’s biggest arms fair despite the Court of Appeal ruling British weapons sales to the Kingdom illegal, since these weapons have been used to kill civilians in Yemen... See more