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British policy let down by arms sales [The Independent - UK]

August 14, 2006

This article discusses Britain’s low score on security, one of seven policy areas measured to rank 21 of the world's richest countries in the Commitment to Development Index.

From the article:

The report shows that while the UK comes scores well on environmental policies and investment in developing countries, it is let down by its record on security because it sells arms to authoritarian regimes.

While it scored highly in terms of contributing to peacekeeping missions and humanitarian interventions - examples cited were the former Yugoslavia and Kosovo - it fell down on arms exports to undemocratic countries.


Visit the Commitment to Development Index website.