Bernd Debusmann

Why the world needs an arms treaty

By Bernd Debusmann
July 9, 2012

In the past two decades, experts monitoring the international arms trade recorded more than 500 violations of United Nations arms embargoes. Just two have resulted in trials and convictions.

The arms race for human rights

By Bernd Debusmann
May 25, 2012

Profits from arms deals tend to trump human rights. The United Nations Security Council, whose five veto-wielding permanent members count among the world’s biggest arms dealers, is falling down on its job. Hypocrisy is rampant as governments pay lip service to human rights.