No arms for atrocities or abuses: Commit to an effective Arms Trade Treaty

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March 9, 2012

No arms for atrocities or abuses: Commit to an effective Arms Trade Treaty

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Each year, the global trade in conventional arms carries an enormous human cost. In July 2012, UN member states will be invited to the UN conference to negotiate an Arms Trade Treaty. Now is the time to ensure that the Treaty contains the highest possible common standards for the import, export and transfer of conventional arms. This briefing documents five personal stories in the context of human rights violations committed or facilitated using conventional arms in law enforcement or military operations.