The weapon market

The UN tries to sort the global weapon market out.

It is estimated that the weapon market moves around 20.000 million euros in illegal commissions and bribes.

 

Last April, the General Assembly of the UN approved the Arms Trade Treaty. The aim is not to end with the trade itself, but with its illegal uncontrolled trafficking. Weapons can be traded legally from exporting countries, but some may happen to end in conflicts and wars, in hands of child soldiers or in places where violence prevail or where human rights are violated.

The Weapon Market shows the illegal trafficking but it also reveals how the black market works. An old trafficker will relate how those shady businesses are managed, how the share of fees works or how and when the rule of confidentiality is enforced by all traders of weapons.

Versions

Spanish

Genre

Current Affairs

Length

1 x 40'

Type

One Off

Format

HD

Production

TVE