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‘Crime against humanity’: UN expert calls on Australia to stop selling weapons to war-torn Mali

International community urged to hold countries to account for ‘actively producing and selling weapons’ in conflict zones

The independent United Nations human rights expert in Mali has called on Australia to cease selling arms to the war-torn country and urged the international community to do more to stop nations “actively producing and…

  • Christopher Knaus and Ben Doherty
  • The Guardian

The Guardian revealed on Wednesday that the Australian government had issued 16 permits to arms manufacturers to export weapons or military technology to Mali in 2019.

Mali has been in near-perpetual conflict for eight years. Last year, while Australia was approving the weapons sales, the UN warned that internal conflict was causing an…

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