Press release on French arms transfers

CCFD-Terre Solidaire, Oxfam France and Amnesty International France have issued a joint press release calling for more transparency about arms transfers in response to a new report of the Defence Ministry on French arms exports for 2010. According to the organisations, France has in recent years exported arms to countries in conflict where there was a risk they could be used in human rights violations, such as Colombia, Pakistan and Chad, demonstrating the need for stronger controls on the French arms trade.