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Arms campaigners respond to Committee on Arms Export Controls report

The UK government must urgently explain why it is issuing licences for the sale of lethal weapons to repressive regimes including those on its own list of countries of human rights concern, Control...

Governments sign historic global treaty to regulate the $85bn arms trade

Millions of lives to be protected as poorly regulated arms trade is brought under control History will be made today at the United Nations as many governments sign an Arms Trade Treaty designed...

States vote overwhelmingly for first ever Arms Trade Treaty

Oxfam says treaty will help protect communities from armed violence New York: Campaigners today say the vote for the first ever global treaty to bring the international arms trade under control...

Urgent call for tighter rules on arms trade on eve of final treaty negotiations

Draft Arms Trade Treaty text littered with loopholes which need fixing urgently to save lives  More than 325,000 people are estimated to have lost their lives through armed...

Sales of parts for weapons must be as tightly regulated as sale of weapons themselves, says Oxfam

New treaty must avoid leaving 'dangerous loophole' The prospective new international Arms Trade Treaty must regulate the sale of parts and components being used to maintain or manufacture...

Ammunition trade tops $4bn yet little regulation to control and keep track of who bullets are sold to.

Excluding ammunition from new international Arms Trade Treaty would be "totally irrational" Global sales of ammunition are worth more than $4bn and are growing at a faster rate than...

Arms Trade Treaty long overdue, as new research shows billions spent on illicit weapons deals by states under embargo

Oxfam says lack of global rules on arms trade is main factor for embargo violations More than $2.2bn worth of arms and ammunition have been imported since 2000 to...

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