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