Deadly Movements: Transportation Controls in the Arms Trade Treaty

19 July 2010

Deadly Movements: Transportation Controls in the Arms Trade Treaty

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Index Number: ACT 30/015/2010
Date Published: 19 July 2010

The proposed Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) should be designed to prevent unauthorised or irresponsible international transfers of weapons, munitions and related equipment internationally. This briefing note explains that inadequate regulation of arms transportation is a global problem, not confined to jurisdictions with weak arms transfer controls. The Arms Trade Treaty provides a critical opportunity to define high common international standards to address the adequate regulation of the physical movement of conventional arms.


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