MP Tessa Munt backs arms trade treaty campaign
MP has this week thrown her weight behind an international campaign
calling for a robust, human rights-based arms trade treaty to
be negotiated by the United Nations.
Munt took part in an action event in the House of Commons organised
by The Control Arms Coalition - including Amnesty International,
Oxfam and Saferworld - which called on MPs to demonstrate their
support and urge Prime Minister David Cameron to publicly commit
to a bulletproof arms trade treaty.
figures recently released by the group claim 1,500 people die
as a result of armed violence and conflict every day. It says
the current poor regulations on arms trades allow weapons to fall
into the wrong hands, where they can be used to fuel conflict,
poverty and human rights violations.
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "There are so many appalling issues
in the world today facilitated or even caused by an unregulated
arms trade unlawful killings, poverty, sexual violence
- and the list goes on. This is an issue that we should all be