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Campaigners call time on global arms trade ahead of historic treaty talks

Headline Title:  Campaigners call for comprehensice arms trade treaty 11 June 2012 For decades the irresponsible and poorly regulated international arms trade has contributed to death, injuries, torture and other serious human rights abuses – including sexual violence – affecting a million or more people every year. In July, all the world’s governments will meet at the United Nations in New York, for a month of negotiations to agree a global Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) – the first of its kind. Provided world leaders get the text right, this new treaty will establish strict controls on…

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