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The long journey towards an Arms Trade Treaty

Headline Title:  The Arms Trade Treaty journey 27 March 2013 Sometimes a simple but potentially revolutionary idea can change the world for the better.But it often takes a crisis to galvanize people to take action.This was the case two decades ago when the worldwide civil society movement – led by Amnesty International – took on the immense challenge of regulating the global trade in conventional arms.For many world leaders, the 1991 Gulf War in Iraq drove home the dangers of an international arms trade lacking in adequate checks and balances.When the dust settled after the conflict…

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