ATT Conference of States Parties concludes in Tokyo

At CSP 2018 States discussed the Treaty’s implementation, transparency and reporting, universalization, international assistance, as well as a few procedural matters this week. The focus this week was more substantive compared to previous years, and included a...

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Missing – Have You Seen These Weapons?

Morning commuters and delegates arriving for the the Fourth Conference of States Parties to the ATT in Tokyo, Japan were met this morning by campaigners holding “Missing” posters, illustrating real-life cases of weapons that have been diverted into the illicit trade....

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Cameroon: 96th State Party to the ATT

On 18 June, 2018, Cameroon deposited the Arms Trade Treaty instrument of ratification at the United Nations Headquarters, becoming the 96th State Party to the ATT. This brings the tally of States Parties to almost half of the United Nation member states. Control Arms...

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#SprintTo100 reaches the top in Sri Lanka

On 05 May, Control Arms member Vidya Abhayagunawardena, Coordinator of the Forum on Disarmament & Development, met with Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena and presented him with a copy of the book he produced entitled: “Why Post-War Sri Lanka Should Accede to...

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ATT States Parties meet one last time before CSP 2018 in Tokyo

The ATT Working Groups on Effective Implementation, Treaty Universalization and Transparency and Reporting as well as the the Second CSP 2018 Informal Preparatory Meeting took place in Geneva on 29 May - 01 June. One of the most significant outcomes from these...

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Amnesty International Calling for Arms Embargo on Israel

Joining the many voices condemning the violations of international humanitarian law committed by the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) against Palestinian civilians in Gaza, Control Arms member Amnesty International has called for an arms embargo to Israel. Amnesty...

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