International trade controls

Many of the small arms which are legally sold or transferred later find their way onto the illegal market and into the hands of abusers or criminals. Both the state-sanctioned trade and the illicit trade in arms must be tackled, in order to prevent irresponsible use of arms and the terrible human cost that follows.

Measures to improve regulation of the international export, transit and import of weapons include:

- an effective global Arms Trade Treaty, the goal of the Control Arms Campaign

- strong national regulation on arms brokering activities, including transport and finance

- greater transparency in the reporting of international transfers (eg including small arms transfers in reports to the UN Register of Conventional Arms)

Últimas noticias

A new report on questionable arms export practices by EU states was launched in Belgium on 23 November.

Alleged arms dealer Viktor Bout has been extradited from Thailand to face trial in the US.

On 8 November, Members of Parliament from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Croatia, Macedonia and Serbia met at the 11th Western Balkans Parliamentary Forum on small arms in Montenegro.

‘Towards a Bullet-Proof Arms Trade Treaty’, an article written by Brian Wood and Alberto Estevez of Amnesty International, is now available on the Disarmament Times website.

A new issue of ‘Disarmament Forum’ has been released by the UN Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR).

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Gracias a Orlidy Inoa, activista a favor del desarme e investigadora sobre temas de seguridad y control de armas y mujer de IANSA de la Republica Dominicana por compartir este articulo