G8 Arms Exports & Human Rights Violations (Amnesty International)

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19 May 2003

A Catalogue of Failures: G8 Arms Exports and Human Rights Violations

Author: Amnesty International

As this study shows, the governments of the G8 authorize unparalleled levels of arms and related assistance to the world's armed forces and law enforcement agencies, but often to those who persistently commit gross human rights violations - equipping them, emboldening them and rewarding them. [report refers to companies including MPRI, Vinnell Corporation, Carlyle Group, BDM, Defense Forecasters International, DynCorp, Science Applications International Corporation, Texas Instruments, Booz-Allen & Hamilton, Boeing, Elite Alpha Firearms Training Ltd, March Joint Stock Co-Moscow, KBP, LVE Plant, Bulgarian Arsenal Plant, Bazalt, Pakistan Ordnance Factories, Gazprom, Promgaz, Slavneft, Instrument Design Bureau KBP Tula, Suburban Guns, NII Stali, Air Cess Company, Avient, ACMAT, Giat, Panhard, Elf, Nobel Sécurité, Le Protecteur SA, AKAH (Albrecht Kind France), Equipol, Eclats Antivols SA, R-Plus, Rivolier SA, Brenco International, Défense Conseil International (DCI), Heckler & Koch, Royal Ordnance, BAE Systems Plc, Planetair, New Gomair, Sky Air Cargo, Aviation Consultancy Services (ACS), Thyssen Henschel, Fritz Werner Company, Mauser-Werke, SACO Defense Inc, Carl Walther, Smith & Wesson, Rheinmetall Industrie AG, Diehl, Nico-Pyrotechnik, Chartered Industries, ST Kinetics, Finmeccanica (Breda Meccanica Bresciana), FIAT, Beretta Holding S.p.A., Agusta S.p.A., Alenia Marconi Systems, Aeromacchi, General Motors Defense Canada, General Dynamics, CAE Inc, Bombardier Inc, General Dynamics Canada, Pratt & Whitney Canada (part of United Technologies), Sudamex Export Trading Company, Para Ordnance, SNC Industrial Technologies, Vector Aerospace Corporation, Bell Helicopter Textron Canada, Nortel Networks, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, MBB, Miroku Firearms, Japanese ICOM Inc, Secom, Yaesu Musen Company Ltd]

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19 May 2003

G8 countries arm human rights violators

Author: Amnesty International

"A Catalogue of Failures: G8 Arms Exports and Human Rights Violations" [published today by] Amnesty International - As the G8 heads of state prepare for their summit in Evian, Amnesty International reveals that despite assurances to the contrary, their governments are arming and supplying some of the world's worst abusers of human rights.

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