Paloma Muñoz Quick
Paloma Muñoz Quick is a Human Rights and Business Advisor at the Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR), researching and writing about the various ways in which business leads to peace and conflict, including their role in the arms trade.
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Sunday, February 24, 2013
Arms Trade: A Lethal Business and an Urgent Treaty
While Americans debate President Barack Obama's gun control plan, a much bigger debate is going on worldwide that few Americans are aware of—whether to restrict the global trade in conventional weapons. There are more laws governing the international trade of bananas and coffee than of arms, despite the fact that 1,500 people are killed daily from armed violence and six out of 10 human rights abuses involve light weapons.