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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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In the name of my grandfather: My personal search for a lifesaving Arms Trade Treaty

By Alberto Estévez, Amnesty International’s Advocacy Coordinator for the Arms Trade Treaty. It was a special moment I’ll never forget. On Wednesday morning 27 March as I walked towards the UN official giving out copies of the Arms Trade Treaty … 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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“I survived three suicide bombings”

Maliha, an Afghan woman now living in Sydney, tells her experiences of the impact of the uncontrolled trade in arms. It was late at night in 1993, and we were asleep. Suddenly we woke to the sound of an airplane … Continue reading

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