Support our claim to stop German arms exports!
Every minute a person dies after being hit by a bullet, a hand grenade or a landmine. Experts have estimated that since World War II over a million deaths have been caused by Heckler & Koch rifles and pistols alone. Countless other victims have been claimed by weapons exported by the many other German arms-exporting businesses.
German exports of weapons and military equipment have doubled in recent years. The nations that import German weapons, military equipment and licenses also include dictatorships and authoritarian regimes with a dire human rights record.
Even though the weapons and military equipment may not be used, important financial means are used and are no longer available for education and combating poverty.
We want to end the export of terror and violence Made in Germany.
The signatures have been presented to the German parliament at the end of February 2014.
The goals of this new campaign against arms exports are the following:
- Building up pressure from civil society against the German practice of arms exports and showing alternatives to weapons production;
- Pushing through a requirement to publish any export of weapons and military equipment, be it alleged or carried out, in order to enable a public debate and parliamentary decision-taking process;
- Prohibiting arms exports by clarifying law 26(2) of the German Constitution