Arms for Internal Security: Will they be covered by an Arms Trade Treaty?

17 June 2011

Arms for Internal Security: Will they be covered by an Arms Trade Treaty?

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Index Number: ACT 30/120/2011
Date Published: 17 June 2011

There is now a chance in the UN to establish a global Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) setting out commonly-agreed rules for strict national regulation and international monitoring of the trade and transfer of conventional arms. This briefing paper includes Amnesty International's proposal for the inclusion of the scope of equipment into an ATT including an indicative list of the conventional arms and a summary definition. It also includes examples of conventional arms that may, inadvertently, be excluded from the scope of the ATT.


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