New Amnesty International report on Arms Transportation controls

Amnesty International launched its new report ‘Deadly Movements: Arms Transportation Controls in the Arms Trade Treaty’ (ATT) on 19 July. <--break->This publication brings to light how states are failing to adequately control the transport of weapons around the world, leading to serious human rights violations. It proposes three core standards which should be included in the ATT to require each state to regulate the transport of weapons, munitions and associated equipment. “To save lives and protect human rights, the ATT being negotiated at the UN must address the role of transporters and other intermediaries in arms supply chains, not just specify what states’ export and import licensing procedures should be.” said Amnesty International’s Arms Control Manager, Brian Wood. Read the report here.