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Global Arms Trade Treaty – a beginners’ guide: 50th ratification update

Headline Title:  Global Arms Trade Treaty – 50th ratification update 25 September 2014 On 2 April 2013, after 20 years of determined lobbying and campaigning by Amnesty International and partner NGOs, the UN General Assembly voted decisively to adopt the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) text. Now the treaty is on the cusp of becoming international law which could change the lives of millions.  Amnesty International’s arms expert Brian Wood explains how the uncontrolled flow of arms is ruining millions of lives and decimating entire communities, as well as why this treaty is so historic.  How…

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