The Arms Trade Treaty: the Last Stand

What if there was a way to dramatically reduce armed violence, conflict and civil unrest, violations of international law, abuses of children's rights, civilian casualties, humanitarian crises and missed social and economic opportunities? According to a report by United NationsĀ  Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, all of these problems could be combatted if the multi-billion-pound market... Continue Reading →

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Arms Trade Treaty: A Second Chance?

After a month of intense negotiations in New York, the UN conference for an Arms Trade Treaty has reached a stalemate. Believed to have been influenced by domestic gun rights lobbying groups, the US refused to sign the treaty, allowing other reluctant nations including Russia and China to stand down. Despite an overwhelming majority of... Continue Reading →

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