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The Newest ATT Ratification Comes from Asia
Nov 30, 2016

The Republic of Korea became the 91st States Party to the Arms Trade Treaty, after depositing its ATT ratification instrument at the United Nations Headquarters in New Yor [...]


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ATT Universalization discussed by East African military officers
Nov 20, 2016

Over 35 senior military officers from SADC and East African Community regions attended an in depth session on “The Universalization of the Arms Trade Treaty” hosted by Dr. [...]


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Renewed Activites on ATT at UN First Committee
Nov 4, 2016

Collapsed buildings and destroyed cities, people fleeing their countries and most tragically the faces of frightened children from Syria, Yemen or South Sudan has become t [...]


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Wildlife Crime and Arms Control
Oct 24, 2016

Control Arms and Zambia hosted an informal lunch at First Committee to discuss new research and present a paper on how the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) offers opportunities to [...]


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Bombs, Starvation and War: The Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen
Oct 21, 2016

“Do you have to be killed in an airstrike to count?”

This is the despairing lament of a Yemeni doctor after seeing yet another child die from starvation [...]


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First Committee Meeting Underway in New York
Oct 13, 2016

Over 140 people lost their lives and more than 500 were injured on Saturday, 4 October, after a Saudi-led coalition airstrike targeted a funeral in the Yemeni capital, San [...]


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Debate continues on arms transfers to Saudi Arabia
Sep 22, 2016

On Wednesday the US senate considered a vote to stop new arms transfers to Saudi Arabia. Unfortunately, the efforts by a bipartisan group of four Senators to introduce Sen [...]


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Pressure mounts on British lawmakers to halt arms sales to the Saudi Kingdom
Sep 8, 2016

The UK government is facing increasing pressure to halt arms sales to Saudi Arabia over continued concerns of breaches of International Humanitarian Law (IHL) in Yemen.


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Process not Substance in Second CSP
Aug 29, 2016

The second Conference of States Parties to the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) concluded with a disappointing lack of substantial discussion. In particular, States Parties avoided [...]


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ATT Monitor launches second annual report
Aug 23, 2016

Control Arms officially launched the second Annual Report of the ATT Monitor project on the first day of the Second Conference of States Parties to the ATT (CSP2016). The [...]


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