There is a global trade in weapons which supporting human rights abuses. The ready supply of smalls arms is also capable of fuelling armed violence in non-conflict situations including criminality and deathes. As a result of the arms trade, millions of people are killed, injured, raped or forced to flee their homes. This year, countries are meeting to debate and finalise a global arms trade treaty. Campaigners are writing to leaders of the political parties to push for the UK to support a comprehensive treaty.
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