The Arms Flyers: Commercial Aviation, Human Rights, and the Business of War and Arms

The report presents (Part I and Part II) a series of cases - from the 1980s to present - that illustrate and document the continuous involvement of aviation companies in the business of war, namely in the arms supply chains and also in covert operations, all of which have often resulted in consequent severe violations of human rights, from Nicaragua to Armenia, from D.R. Congo to Afghanistan and Rwanda.  Part III offers an analysis of international and national laws on the transport of weapons by air, a discussion of air safety regulations, and a critique of SIPRI fundamentally flawed research that has sought to use air safety initiatives as a weapon in the fight against arms trafficking by air.

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