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From the Camps of Congo to the Corridors of the UN

Louis Belanger | Posted 05.21.2013 | World
Louis Belanger

After years of campaigning to bring the arms trade under control, we sometimes forget who we are fighting for. The negotiations get technical and it all gets a bit tedious. But we must never forget why we're doing this.

NRA Vows To Fight Global Arms Treaty

Reuters | Louis Charbonneau | Posted 02.26.2013 | World

UNITED NATIONS, Dec 28 (Reuters) - The leading U.S. pro-gun group, the National Rifle Association, has vowed to fight a draft international treaty t...

Veto Power Threatens Major Conference on Arms Trade

Louis Belanger | Posted 12.16.2012 | World
Louis Belanger

A major diplomatic negotiation aiming to regulate the trade in weapons and ammunition is at risk of failing due to member states' insistence on giving every state the right to veto a future treaty.

Global Arms Deal Talks Resume Amidst Tensions in Syria

Louis Belanger | Posted 04.14.2012 | World
Louis Belanger

There is currently no global regulation on the conventional arms trade, making it too easy for arms to end up in the hands of human rights abusers.

US opposes small arms 'ammunitions' within a global arms trade deal

Louis Belanger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Louis Belanger

by Scott Stedjan, Oxfam America Although the U.S. government has been pushing for a broad range of arms to be included in the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT...

Loopholes expose New Zealand to illicit arms deals - New report by Oxfam

Louis Belanger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Louis Belanger

In a new report released today, Oxfam exposes the weaknesses in New Zealand company law that enabled unscrupulous international arms brokers to drag t...