Category Archives: Child Soldiers

Tackling the insecurity that threatens us all – Kenya and the Arms Trade Treaty

By Justus Nyang’aya, Director of Amnesty International Kenya The only reason I’m alive is because my attackers ran out of bullets. I remember that evening – 17 December 2013 – very clearly. The look of surprise on the gunman’s face … Continue reading

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The Taliban ring in another Afghan New Year with renewed attacks on civilians

By Horia Mosadiq, Amnesty International’s Researcher on Afghanistan, in Kabul As soon as I told my family I was planning to return to Afghanistan at this time of year, they started to worry. Every year around now – Nowruz, when … Continue reading

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Are states getting cold feet as Arms Trade Treaty talks heat up?

By Widney Brown, Senior Director of International Law and Policy at Amnesty International As the first week draws to a close at the Arms Trade Treaty negotiations being held at the UN in New York, there is a chill in … Continue reading

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Central African Republic: Catch Kony, but don’t forget his victims

By Godfrey Byaruhanga, Amnesty International’s Central Africa Researcher, in Obo The first in a series of blogs from the Central African Republic highlights the threats posed by several armed groups that have yet to be disarmed and demobilized, as well … Continue reading

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