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Australia's trade in arms: MAPW paper 6, Michelle Fahy, October 2012 (printer version)

No 6 in MAPW's War and Militarism series, this paper, written by researcher and writer Michelle Fahy, looks at Australia's arms export industry, the lack of transparency and information on this significant trade, and the need for international regulation.

Arms Trade: Obama urged to ensure human rights protections

When US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta visit Perth today, Amnesty International and a coalition of NGOs, including supporters of Oxfam, Act for Peace, ActionAid and Medical Association for Prevention of War, will stage an event calling on the new Obama administration to work to ensure the highest possible human rights standards and protections are embed

Arms transfer decisions and international humanitarian law

This ICRC (International Committee of the Red Cross) document, Arms transfer decisions: applying international humanitarian law criteria, is a useful summary of the principles of international humanitarian law (the "set of rules which seek, for humanitarian reasons, to limit the effects of armed conflict") and relevant treaties, such as the Geneva Convention.

The world is over-armed

In this op-ed article the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon states that "massive military spending and new investments in modernizing nuclear weapons have left the world over-armed .... and peace under-funded".

Arms Trade Treaty: NGO letter to Foreign Minister Bob Carr, July 2012

MAPW has signed a joint letter to Foreign Minister Bob Carr with NGOi partners, urging that the Australian Government stand firm on its commitment to a strong Arms Trade Treaty with a broad scope covering all conventional

Agent Orange

A talk given by Dr Sue Wareham, Vice President of MAPW to the public meeting “Agent Orange: an ongoing human tragedy and an act of environmental vandalism”, organised by Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom at the ACT Legislative Assembly. Friday April 27, 2012.

Aiming for the prevention of gun violence

Speech before the UN by Dr Hakeem Ayinde questioning member states' committment to tackling the problems associated with the widespread distribution of small arms.

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