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26 July 2012

Campaigners use graveyard stunt to show impact of global arms trade

Campaigners use graveyard stunt to show impact of global arms trade
Control Arms Coalition activists placed fake tombstones along New York's East River during the final days of Arms Trade Treaty talks.

Control Arms Coalition activists placed fake tombstones along New York's East River during the final days of Arms Trade Treaty talks.

© Control Arms/ Andrew Kelly


The activists also staged the fake graveyard stunt outside the UN headquarters.

© Control Arms/ Andrew Kelly


David Grimason lays a photo of his son Alistair, who was killed by stray bullets in a gun fight, at the base of a mock tombstone outside the UN.

© Control Arms/ Andrew Kelly


Control Arms Coalition campaigners set up a mock graveyard next to the United Nations building in New York on Wednesday as part of their ongoing efforts to advocate for a strong Arms Trade Treaty with key human rights protections.

Negotiations on the treaty text began at the UN earlier this month and will come to a close on Friday.

To find out more about Amnesty International's work around the treaty, visit our Arms Control and Human Rights campaign page.

Issue

Activists 
Crimes Against Humanity And War Crimes 
Human Rights Standards 
Military, Security And Police Equipment 
United Nations 

Country

USA 

Region

Americas 

Campaigns

Arms control and human rights 

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