Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Second Preparatory Committee towards an Arms Trade Treaty starts Monday 28 February in New York

The events in the Middle East and North Africa over the past few weeks have demonstrated in tragic detail the importance of an arms trade treaty that effectively regulates arms transfers between States. Conventional weapons and ammunition as well as chemical weapons supplied by arms manufacturing States have seemingly been used to violate the right to life and the right to protest of unarmed demonstrators exercising their rights to freedom of expression, freedom of assembly, right to information, and to liberty and security.
(c)Jesper Waldersten

More to come on the international legal implications of arms trade from the ATT bloggers ...

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