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.
Amnesty International prepared a briefing containing five personal stories in the context of human rights violation committed or facilitated using conventional arms in law enforcement or military operations.
To find out more, read the full briefing No arms or atrocities for abuses: commit to an effective Arms Trade Treaty.
You can also read more about Amnesty’s suggested key elements for implementation of the Arms Trade Treaty.