Apr
23

UNinspiring

Three weeks ago, the United Nations voted to link arms sales to the human rights record of the buyers. While superficially appealing, this treaty is worthless. The treaty only covers exports (not imports), countries that didn’t vote for the treaty (Russia) are not bound by it, and do you really think regimes that survive by killing their citizens using black-market weapons will suddenly become angels when there’s no enforcement mechanism?

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