Tag Archives: Arms Trade Treaty

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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Biting the bullet – why the Arms Trade Treaty must regulate ammunition

By Conor Fortune, News Writer at Amnesty International “When she came out she was covered in blood. There are two bullets still in her head.” No mother should ever have to utter such a chilling line about her child. But … Continue reading

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Why there is no peace time for women

Widney Brown is senior director for international law and policy at Amnesty International. She will attend the diplomatic conference on the arms trade treaty taking place in New York this month. That women and girls are singled out during armed … Continue reading

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Youth activists take over Amnesty’s headquarters to do the Obama Harlem Shake!

By Michael Parsons, Activism Unit Assistant Late on a Tuesday in early March, I found myself standing in the middle of a conference room at Amnesty’s International Secretariat in London, UK, surrounded by multicoloured balloons. Only half an hour earlier … Continue reading

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