Arms Trade Treaty
- New York City 06/04/2013 by Linda Perry Barr (WBAI News)
The Arms Trade Treaty opened for signing at the United Nations this week. The landmark historic treaty prohibits arms transfers that would be used for crimes against humanity, genocide and warcrimes. It is the first time countries will have to undergo rigorous assessments to ensure arms transfers are not used for violations of human rights. WBAI’s Linda Perry has the story.