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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Some Progress at ATT Meetings

Are States Party ready to engage in substantive discussions around ATT implementation? For over three years Control Arms has urged States Parties to shift their focus from procedural to substantive issues (see: CSP 2017, CSP 2016, ATT Extraordinary Meeting) and...

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Three countries stop arms sales to warring parties in Yemen

Is the tide turning? Three governments in three weeks have said they will stop selling weapons to countries involved in the war in Yemen. Germany is the latest supplier to announce such a move, saying that as part of negotiations to form a new coalition government it...

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