Category Archives: Arms Trade

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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Armed with pens, keyboards and a passion for human rights

A New Year’s message to activists from Salil Shetty, Amnesty International’s Secretary General. As a new year begins, I’d like to celebrate some of the things we achieved together in 2013. We are still counting the tweets, good old-fashioned letters, … Continue reading

Posted in Arms Trade, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Control Arms, Human Rights Defenders and Activists, Individuals at Risk, International Justice, Syria | 7 Comments

Welcome to WIRE July/August

WIRE celebrates people who stand up for human rights. This time, we meet three gay and lesbian activists from Kenya. They are supporting others and changing attitudes, despite being criminalized by their government. We also show how this kind of … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Arms Trade, Brazil, Chile, Guatemala, Human Rights Defenders and Activists, LGBT Rights, Migrants, Tajikistan, Turkey | 11 Comments

Prevention is better than cure

By Alberto Estévez, Advocacy Coordinator on the Arms Trade Treaty, International Secretariat of Amnesty International It’s crunch time for human rights. On Friday evening New York time the second draft of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) was made public in … 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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