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Getting It Right: The pieces that matter for the Arms Trade Treaty

Getting It Right: The pieces that matter for the Arms Trade Treaty
32 pages

Authors
Whall, Helena
BasuRay, Deepayan
Kirkham, Elizabeth

Publication date
12 Mar 2013

ISBN
978-1-78077-269-1

Publisher
Oxfam International

Series
Oxfam Briefing Papers

Type
Policy paper

Arms and bullets continue to destroy lives. Every continent in the world is marred by devastation caused by armed violence. Yet there is still no effective international regulation of the global arms trade. The need for an Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), which will create globally binding regulation of the international trade in conventional weapons for the first time, is greater than ever. Negotiators at the second and final Diplomatic Conference in March 2013 must deliver a treaty text that holds countries to the highest standards. This paper highlights the missing pieces that must be in the treaty text, if it is to save lives and protect people.

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