Tell the U.S. Government: Protect Human Rights in the Arms Trade Treaty
  • Petitioned Jeff Bleich

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Ambassador of the United States of America to Australia
Jeff Bleich

Tell the U.S. Government: Protect Human Rights in the Arms Trade Treaty

    1. Sponsored by

      Amnesty International Australia

A historic global treaty that could help stop human rights abusers getting their hands on deadly weapons is being negotiated at the United Nations in New York right now.

But Obama's UN delegation is leading a dangerous push to weaken this agreement: they want a vague, open-ended 'escape clause' included that would trump concerns of human rights abuses, including war crimes, when shipping weapons between countries.

This week countries are deciding on crucial rules that govern when arms transfers are allowed to take place.

Let's pile the pressure on the US government to ensure strong human rights protections in the Arms Trade Treaty

Please send your letter now to the US Ambassador Bleich. Together our pressure could help tip the balance at this crucial moment.

 

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    • Tom Ganderton CHIPPENDALE, AUSTRALIA
      • over 2 years ago

      We need strong rules in place to stop dictators and tyrants from getting their hands on deadly weapons!

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