Thursday, October 09, 2003

A major campaign against the arms trade was launched today. The Control Arms campaign -- backed by Amnesty International, IANSA and Oxfam -- aims to reduce arms proliferation and misuse and convince governments to introduce an Ottawa-style treaty to regulate the arms trade.

"When we started talking about landmine control there was a lot of scepticism, but now there has been action. We need to achieve the same with other weapons," says Amnesty's general secretary, Irene Khan.


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