UN Treaty to regulate the international trade in conventional arms

http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=44539&Cr=arms+trade&Cr1 The UN General Assembly has adopted a treaty to regulate the international trade in conventional arms. It prohibits the sale of arms if there is a risk that the weapons could be used to commit or facilitate serious violations of international humanitarian or human rights law. The treaty applies to all conventional arms within

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United Nations Economic, Social and Cultural Rights committee issues

United Nations Economic, Social and Cultural Rights committee issues concluding observations on New Zealand Government’s report – 22 May 2012 The UN ESCR Committee has both positive and negative comments about New Zealand’s performance in its latest observations on New Zealand’s performance under the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. Under this international

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