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UN: States must urgently shore up ‘serious deficiencies’ in draft arms treaty text

Headline Title:  UN: States must urgently shore up ‘serious deficiencies’ in draft arms treaty text 25 March 2013 Serious deficiencies in a new draft Arms Trade Treaty text would fail to prevent arms transfers to countries where they could be used to commit or facilitate summary and arbitrary killings, torture and enforced disappearances, Amnesty International said today.The organization’s analysis of a new draft of the treaty circulated late on Friday found that the proposed text also falls short in other areas, including provisions relating to states’ public reporting on arms transfers…

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