Oxfam Australia continues to call on the Australian Government to immediately halt arms sales to countries involved in the conflict in Yemen, including Saudi Arabia and the UAE, with the news that there have been almost 1000 child casualties of the Yemen war in the past year. More than 300 children have died in fighting across […]
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The landmark Arms Trade Treaty designed to halt the flow of deadly weapons to human rights abusers and oppressive governments will become international law today after more than 10 years in the making.
The landmark Arms Trade Treaty, designed to control the trade in deadly weapons that fuel armed conflict around the world, will become international law before the end of the year, with seven countries today agreeing to ratify the international agreement at the United Nations, in New York.
Australia’s formal ratification of the historic Arms Trade Treaty today is a welcome step towards saving lives by stopping the flow of arms to conflict affected countries like Syria and South Sudan, Oxfam said.