Deadly and dangerous arms trade

Deadly and dangerous arms trade

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Index Number: ACT 30/032/2012
Date Published: 21 June 2012

It is time for all governments to commit to securing an international Arms Trade Treaty. Hundreds of thousands of people are killed, injured, raped, repressed and forced to flee their homes every year as a result of the international arms trade. There is not yet a global treaty to strictly control the deadly trade in conventional arms. The global market place is a complex environment. Transactions often involve many different suppliers, agents, brokers and transporters – sometimes operating from several different jurisdictions.


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