UN Passes Arms Treaty To Limit Sales To Rights Abusers

Law360, New York (April 2, 2013, 5:26 PM EDT) -- The United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday approved a first-of-its-kind global treaty to regulate the multibillion-dollar weapons trade, establishing a set of common standards to control the movement of an array of small arms and military vehicles internationally.

Member states voted 154-3 in favor of the Arms Trade Treaty, which seeks to limit the transfer of weapons to countries accused of human rights abuses, according to the U.N.'s news service. The treaty regulates the import, export and transfer of conventional arms, including armored combat vehicles, missile...
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