July 2012 (3)
Jul 27 2012 2:01PM
Arms Trade Treaty: The final hours

Want to get straight to the loopholes? Skip ahead At 4pm yesterday (9pm UK time, if you're counting), a packed UN conference room received the final draft of the Arms Trade Treaty from Ambassador Moritan. After nearly 20 years of...

Jul 11 2012 12:40PM
Arms Trade Treaty: The battle for bullets (and tear gas, small arms, missiles…)

It's self-evident that to control the arms trade you have to actually control all the things that kill, maim and brutalise people, and capture all the ways that arms get into the wrong hands. Maybe I take an overly simplistic view of...

Jul 4 2012 4:08PM
Arms Trade Treaty talks get off to a strong (if delayed) start

After several false starts, the Arms Trade Treaty negotiations finally got underway yesterday. The Chair of the conference, Ambassador Moritan, was keen to make up some lost time and kept everyone in the room for an extra hour beyond...