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Small Arms and the Humanitarian Community: Developing A Strategy for Action

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Providing an overview of issues associated with the human cost of proliferation and misuse of small arms, this report contains presentations from a meeting held in 2001 entitled 'Small Arms and the Humanitarian Community: Developing a Strategy for Action'. For this purpose, chapters consider the following issues:

- Development, health, humanitarian and human rights impacts of the small arms trade
- Lessons learnt from other campaigns: Landmines, child soldiers and the International Criminal Court
- Framework for action

Bringing together 120 people of diverse backgrounds and experiences, the meeting was attended by Amnesty International, the ARIAS Foundation, the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue, Human Rights Watch, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, Norwegian Church Aid, and Oxfam GB,