Big on Process, Short on Substance

Stop arms transfers that fuel atrocities: Reduce human suffering. That was the urgent call to governments from Control Arms members from Africa, Americas, Asia, Caribbean, Europe, Middle East and the Pacific as they gathered in Geneva last week for the third annual Conference of States Parties to the Arms Trade Treaty (CSP 2017).

Campaigners’ Message to CSP 2017: Stop ‘shuffling paper’ and Start Saving Lives

Control Arms campaigners from around the world urged delegates attending the third Conference of States Parties for the Arms Trade Treaty (CSP2017) to remember that the Treaty’s main goal is to reduce human suffering.

 

Reflections on the UK High Court Decision on arms sales to Saudi Arabia

Read an in-depth review of the UK High Court Decision on arms sales to Saudi Arabia and analysis of its implications for the people of Yemen and for the future of arms transfer controls in the UK.

Tracking ATT Universalisation

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Big on Process, Short on Substance...

Stop arms transfers that fuel atrocities: Reduce human suffering. That was the urgent call to governments from Control Arms members [&hellip... Read more »

Campaigners’ Message to CSP 2017: Stop ‘shuffling paper’ and...

Control Arms campaigners from around the world gathered this morning in front of the United Nations in Geneva to draw […]... Read more »

Reflections on the UK High Court Decision on arms sales to Saudi Arabi...

When Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) took the UK Government to Court over the legality of its decisions to approve […]... Read more »

UK High Court Rejects Attempt to Stop Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia...

The UK High Court has today ruled against efforts to stop continuing sales of weapons to Saudi Arabia. In spite […]... Read more »

Arms control and a to-do list for people and the planet...

Hospitals bombed. Schools used as military bases. Livelihoods in tatters and economies in ruins. Vital resources that could be spent [&helli... Read more »

Reducing Armed Violence in Pastoralist Communities...

Armed violence within pastoralist communities in Northern Kenya has been on the rise as the region grapples with drought and […]... Read more »

Honduras becomes the 10th Latin American State Party to the ATT...

  On 1 March 2017, Honduras deposited its instrument of ratification for the Arms Trade Treaty, becoming the 10th Latin […]... Read more »

States Parties discuss practical steps forward in ATT process...

Two sets of meetings took place in Geneva, Switzerland in early February, aimed at bringing the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) […]... Read more »

ATT workshop in Southeast Asia facilitates information and best practi...

Nonviolence International Southeast Asia and the Royal Thai Police Foreign Affairs Division recently co-organized an Arms Trade Treaty works... Read more »

East and Horn of African NGOs strategize the Treaty’s universali...

  Over 30 civil society representatives from Kenya, Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan participated on 9 [&hell... Read more »

The second ATT Academy training discusses application of ATT in East A...

Engaging discussions on the practical application of the Arms Trade Treaty characterized the second ATT Academy training,which took place in... Read more »

The Newest ATT Ratification Comes from Asia...

The Republic of Korea became the 91st States Party to the Arms Trade Treaty,after depositing its ATT ratification instrument at […]... Read more »

ATT Universalization discussed by East African military officers...

Over 35 senior military officers from SADC and East African Community regions attended an in depth session on “The Universalization [&hell... Read more »

Renewed Activites on ATT at UN First Committee...

Collapsed buildings and destroyed cities, people fleeing their countries and most tragically the faces of frightened children from Syria, Ye... Read more »

Wildlife Crime and Arms Control...

Control Arms and Zambia hosted an informal lunch at First Committee to discuss new research and present a paper on […]... Read more »

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Judging Against Our Lives

Written by Radhya Almutawakel, a Yemen-based human rights defender and co-founder of Mwatana Organization for Human Rights, Control Arms member For nearly two [...]

July 10, 2017


Four Years on, Its time for Action

Written by Anna Macdonald Four years ago the Arms Trade Treaty opened for signature in New York. Almost 70 world leaders were in the audience, eager to be among [...]

June 03, 2017


Killer Deal: US must abandon $110 billion arms sale to Saudi Arabia

One of the largest arms sales in history was announced on 20 May to an armed force that has carried out widespread violations of human rights and the laws of [...]

May 24, 2017


Two years of war in Yemen: two years of suffering, two years of continued arms sales

Robert Perkins and Lisa Mueller-Dormann, April 2017 Last month saw the second anniversary of the start of the war in Yemen. Two years since a coalition of [...]

April 20, 2017


My friend, Dr Bob

Written by Anna Macdonald Remembering Dr Robert Mtonga, 1965 – 2017. Like so many around the world, I will miss Bob very much. I will miss his cheery smile, [...]

March 10, 2017


Brazil: Far from the Olympic standard in transparency of arms exports‬‬

By Jefferson Nascimento, Program Officer at Conectas Direitos Humanos More than five million pistols[1]. This is the equivalent value of weapons exported by [...]

August 25, 2016


It’s Time for an Arms Embargo on South Sudan

Five years after South Sudan became the world’s newest country, the civil war that ensued has reached horrifying levels of human rights’ abuses and [...]

July 21, 2016


The fast and not-that-furious?

  By Rob Perkins, ATT Monitor, Researcher for Control Arms I’ve clocked up enough hours in airless basements to know that many meetings held in the [...]

May 19, 2016


The Best Place for Weapons is in a Museum

By Anna Macdonald, Control Arms Director Anna Macdonald standing by her showcase, and with HRH the Duke of Kent, who formally opened the re-designed museum. [...]

March 24, 2016


Enough is Enough: States Must Stop Arms Transfers Fuelling Yemen Conflict

All States should immediately cease any ongoing arms transfers to the warring parties in Yemen. The world’s indifference, and complicity, must come to an end. [...]

March 16, 2016


News »

Big on Process, Short on Substance

Stop arms transfers that fuel atrocities: Reduce human suffering. That was the urgent call to governments from Control Arms members […]

Read more »

Campaigners’ Message to CSP 2017: Stop ‘shuffling paper’ and Start Saving Lives

Control Arms campaigners from around the world gathered this morning in front of the United Nations in Geneva to draw […]

Read more »

Reflections on the UK High Court Decision on arms sales to Saudi Arabia

When Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) took the UK Government to Court over the legality of its decisions to approve […]

Read more »

UK High Court Rejects Attempt to Stop Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia

The UK High Court has today ruled against efforts to stop continuing sales of weapons to Saudi Arabia. In spite […]

Read more »

Arms control and a to-do list for people and the planet

Hospitals bombed. Schools used as military bases. Livelihoods in tatters and economies in ruins. Vital resources that could be spent […]

Read more »

Reducing Armed Violence in Pastoralist Communities

Armed violence within pastoralist communities in Northern Kenya has been on the rise as the region grapples with drought and […]

Read more »

Honduras becomes the 10th Latin American State Party to the ATT

  On 1 March 2017, Honduras deposited its instrument of ratification for the Arms Trade Treaty, becoming the 10th Latin […]

Read more »

States Parties discuss practical steps forward in ATT process

Two sets of meetings took place in Geneva, Switzerland in early February, aimed at bringing the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) […]

Read more »

ATT workshop in Southeast Asia facilitates information and best practices exchange

Nonviolence International Southeast Asia and the Royal Thai Police Foreign Affairs Division recently co-organized an Arms Trade Treaty workshop in […]

Read more »

East and Horn of African NGOs strategize the Treaty’s universalization 

  Over 30 civil society representatives from Kenya, Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan participated on 9 […]

Read more »

The second ATT Academy training discusses application of ATT in East Africa 

Engaging discussions on the practical application of the Arms Trade Treaty characterized the second ATT Academy training,which took place in […]

Read more »

The Newest ATT Ratification Comes from Asia

The Republic of Korea became the 91st States Party to the Arms Trade Treaty,after depositing its ATT ratification instrument at […]

Read more »

ATT Universalization discussed by East African military officers

Over 35 senior military officers from SADC and East African Community regions attended an in depth session on “The Universalization […]

Read more »

Renewed Activites on ATT at UN First Committee

Collapsed buildings and destroyed cities, people fleeing their countries and most tragically the faces of frightened children from Syria, Yemen […]

Read more »

Wildlife Crime and Arms Control

Control Arms and Zambia hosted an informal lunch at First Committee to discuss new research and present a paper on […]

Read more »

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