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Global arms treaty enters into force on Wednesday

A treaty laying down international rules for the $85 billion dollar global arms trade goes into force December 23, 2014 with campaigners vowing to make sure it is strictly implementedA treaty laying down international rules for the $85 billion dollar global arms trade goes into force on Wednesday, with campaigners vowing to make sure it is strictly implemented. The United States — by far the world’s largest arms producer and exporter — has signed the treaty, but has yet to ratify it. Other key exporters such as France, Britain and Germany have ratified the charter and pledged to adhere to its strict criteria aimed at cutting off weapons supplies to human rights violators worldwide. “For too long, arms and ammunition have been traded with few questions asked about whose lives they will destroy,” said Anna Macdonald, director of the Control Arms coalition of non-governmental organizations.

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