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After weeks of intense negotiations at the UN Conference, including a roadblock put up by Iran, Syria and North Korea, a final treaty was adopted by the U.N. General Assembly on April 2nd, 2013! The treaty prohibits arms transfers that would be used to commit genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. We are now closer than ever to preventing arms transfers where there is a substantial risk that they will be used to commit serious violations of human rights.

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In an important step forward for human rights and international law, Secretary of State John Kerry signed the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) on behalf of the United States earlier today.
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Almost half of European Union (EU) member states have flouted an EU-wide suspension on arms transfers to Egypt, risking complicity in a wave of unlawful killings, enforced disappearances and torture,...
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International protection of human rights is in danger of unravelling as short-term national self-interest and draconian security crackdowns have led to a wholesale assault on basic freedoms and rig...

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