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Arms trade: Obama urged to reject ‘human rights escape clause’

Headline Title:  Arms trade: Obama urged to reject ‘human rights escape clause’ 17 July 2012 Amnesty International today called on President Obama to demonstrate true leadership during crucial negotiations on the arms trade by rejecting proposals that will severely undermine human rights.Governments are currently in talks at the UN in New York to agree a potentially historic Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) that could help end the devastation caused by the irresponsible and poorly regulated arms trade.President Obama’s officials have indicated they want the treaty to include an escape clause…

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