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Stricter arms export laws fail to pass in Senate

National News // By Tay Kinnear // March 12, 2019

Moves to bring in stricter laws on arms exports have been killed in the Senate.

Pixabay Stricter arms export laws fail to pass in Senate

The upper house of parliament rejected recommendations from its own Security Commission.

One motion would have taken away the power of the government to decide where arms can be exported to and given it to parliament and the other would have brought in tougher restrictions on arms being sent to conflict zones. Both had previously been passed by the lower house.

Those backing the new laws say Swiss weapons have been found in war zones.



Tags: Senate, arms, law, export

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