Amnesty urges UN to review arms transports

07/19/2010 | Google

The United Nations should work to include tougher measures to control the transport of arms and assign responsibility for arms' supply chains as part of its effort to craft an international arms trade treaty, Amnesty International says in a report. Weak shipping procedures are allowing the illegal transport of arms to continue across borders, in spite of countries' commitment to halt the transfers of weapons to countries where they might be used to commit abuses, Amnesty said.

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