Dead on Time – arms transportation, brokering and the threat to human rights

Index Number: ACT 30/008/2006

This report which examines the role of private contractors in arms transfer logistics, brokering and transport. The report shows how, partly as a consequence of the “export rush” that followed the end of the Cold War, arms trade routes are becoming more complex, requiring even more differentiated logistical, transport, brokerage, and financial arrangements. Amnesty is calling for 13 measures by governments to be taken to prevent illicit arms brokering, logistics and transport activities, especially to destinations where the arms are likely to be used to facilitate serious violations of international human rights standards and international humanitarian law.

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