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ICAN is awarded Nobel Peace Prize for Nuclear Ban Treaty

Control Arms welcomes the award of the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize to ICAN, and its successful campaign for the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. ICAN has powerfully communicated the global catastrophe that would result from nuclear war, and the immense...

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First Step Towards Accountability in Yemen

Today, the Human Rights Council in Geneva made progress towards achieving peace, justice, and accountability in Yemen by mandating a formal investigation into human rights abuses by all parties in the country. “Finally, the Human Rights Council is prioritizing the...

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Big on Process, Short on Substance

Stop arms transfers that fuel atrocities: Reduce human suffering. That was the urgent call to governments from Control Arms members from Africa, Americas, Asia, Caribbean, Europe, Middle East and the Pacific as they gathered in Geneva last week for the third annual...

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UK High Court Rejects Attempt to Stop Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia

The UK High Court has today ruled against efforts to stop continuing sales of weapons to Saudi Arabia. In spite of the clear risk that bombs, missiles and fighter jets sold by the UK Government could be used to kill civilians in Yemen, today’s judgement has upheld the...

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Arms control and a to-do list for people and the planet

Hospitals bombed. Schools used as military bases. Livelihoods in tatters and economies in ruins. Vital resources that could be spent on life-saving services wasted on an endless cycle of armed violence. The proliferation of arms and ammunition drastically undermines...

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Reducing Armed Violence in Pastoralist Communities

Armed violence within pastoralist communities in Northern Kenya has been on the rise as the region grapples with drought and food scarcity. The most recent attack left almost a dozen people dead after cattle herders using assault weapons targeted ranches in the area....

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Honduras becomes the 10th Latin American State Party to the ATT

On 1 March 2017, Honduras deposited its instrument of ratification for the Arms Trade Treaty, becoming the 10thLatin American State Party to the Treaty. Honduras, due in part to its strategic position as transit state in the drug trade coupled with endemic poverty,...

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