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David Miliband urges UK to ‘get off its backside’ over arms treaty | The Guardian

More than 150 countries have sent delegations to the UN conference to agree a new arms trade treaty, first raised by Nobel peace prize winners, which is designed to transform the arms industry. A draft of the treaty said that governments must not sell arms to countries where there is a “substantial risk of a serious violation” of human rights. Russia would have been prevented from supplying arms to Syria if the treaty had been put in place.

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