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Amnesty International PublicationsFirst published in July 2010 byAmnesty International Publications IPIS vzw TransArmsInternational Secretariat Italiëlei 98a http://transarms.orgPeter Benenson House 2000 Antwerpen1 Easton Street BelgiumLondon WC1X 0DW www.ipisresearch.beUnited Kingdomwww.amnesty.orgCopyright Amnesty International Publications 2010Index: ACT 30/015/2010Original Language: EnglishPrinted by Amnesty International, International Secretariat, United KingdomAll rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any formor by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise without the prior permission of the publishers.
TransArms, founded in 2002, is a US-based not-for-profit organization dedicated toanalyzing and monitoring the logistics of conventional and non-conventional armstransfers. TransArms maintains a major databank monitoring transport and brokeringcompanies historically or currently engaged in the transport of military equipment byair, sea, and land.IPIS vzw is a Belgium-based research centre that conducts in-depth action researchfocussing on the impact of arms flows on conflict and underdevelopment; the role ofnatural resource exploitation in supporting poor governance and corruption; and thefinancing of conflicts and corporate social responsibility (CSR).