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Historic arms trade negotiations a chance to prevent future Syrian-style slaughter

Headline Title:  Historic arms trade negotiations could prevent future Syrian-style slaughter 02 July 2012 Political leaders have a historic opportunity to place human rights and humanitarian aims above self-interest and profit when final negotiations to regulate the global arms trade begin today at the United Nations, campaigners from across the world said today. The Control Arms Coalition, which includes Amnesty International, Oxfam and organizations from more than 125 countries, called on governments to agree a treaty with strong rules to ensure respect for international human…

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