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ICAN is awarded Nobel Peace Prize for Nuclear Ban Treaty
Oct 6, 2017

Control Arms welcomes the award of the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize to ICAN, and its successful campaign for the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. ICAN has powerfully communicated the global catastrophe that would result from nuclear war, and the immense [...]

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First Step Towards Accountability in Yemen
Sep 29, 2017

Today, the Human Rights Council in Geneva made progress towards achieving peace, justice, and accountability in Yemen by mandating a formal investigation into human rights abuses by all parties in the country.

“Finally, the Human Rights Council is priori [...]

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Big on Process, Short on Substance
Sep 22, 2017

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 an [...]

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Campaigners’ Message to CSP 2017: Stop ‘shuffling paper’ and Start Saving Lives
Sep 12, 2017

Control Arms campaigners from around the world gathered this morning in front of the United Nations in Geneva to draw attention to the human suffering caused by armed violence in many places from Yemen and Honduras to Papua New Guinea and South Sudan.

Th [...]

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Reflections on the UK High Court Decision on arms sales to Saudi Arabia
Aug 24, 2017

When Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) took the UK Government to Court over the legality of its decisions to approve arms transfers to Saudi Arabia for use in the Yemen conflict, hopes were high that this might prove a watershed moment in the struggle to bring [...]

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UK High Court Rejects Attempt to Stop Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia
Jul 10, 2017

The UK High Court has today ruled against efforts to stop continuing sales of weapons to Saudi Arabia. In spite of the clear risk that bombs, missiles and fighter jets sold by the UK Government could be used to kill civilians in Yemen, today’s judgement has uph [...]

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Arms control and a to-do list for people and the planet
Apr 10, 2017

Hospitals bombed. Schools used as military bases. Livelihoods in tatters and economies in ruins. Vital resources that could be spent on life-saving services wasted on an endless cycle of armed violence. The proliferation of arms and ammunition drastically under [...]

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Reducing Armed Violence in Pastoralist Communities
Mar 22, 2017

Armed violence within pastoralist communities in Northern Kenya has been on the rise as the region grapples with drought and food scarcity. The most recent attack left almost a dozen people dead after cattle herders using assault weapons targeted ranches in the [...]

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Honduras becomes the 10th Latin American State Party to the ATT
Mar 3, 2017

 

On 1 March 2017, Honduras deposited its instrument of ratification for the Arms Trade Treaty, becoming the 10th Latin American State Party to the Treaty.

Honduras, due in part to its strategic position as transit state in the drug trade cou [...]

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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) process forward and to begin preparations for the third Conference of States Parties (CSP 2017). The first Working Group Meetings, held on 05 [...]

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ATT workshop in Southeast Asia facilitates information and best practices exchange
Dec 10, 2016

Nonviolence International Southeast Asia and the Royal Thai Police Foreign Affairs Division recently co-organized an Arms Trade Treaty workshop in Bangkok, Thailand, with funding support from the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

The meeting, which too [...]

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East and Horn of African NGOs strategize the Treaty’s universalization 
Dec 9, 2016

 

Over 30 civil society representatives from Kenya, Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan participated on 9 December 2016 in an intensive one-day strategic planning workshop aimed to advance the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) in the Ea [...]

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The second ATT Academy training discusses application of ATT in East Africa 
Dec 8, 2016

Engaging discussions on the practical application of the Arms Trade Treaty characterized the second ATT Academy training,which took place in Nakuru,Kenya on 5-8 December 2016. Organized by Control Arms and Pace University, with funding from UNSCAR, the ATT Acad [...]

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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 York on 28 November 2016. The Treaty will enter into force for the Republic of Korea on 26 Feb [...]

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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. Peter B. Mcomalla, peace and security expert and Executive Director of Human Rights, Educ [...]

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