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

The second session of the Preparatory Committee (PrepCom) for the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) concluded on 4 March.

Madrid/Barcelona.- Las organizaciones que forman parte de la Coalición Armas Bajo Control -Amnistía Internacional, Intermón Oxfam, Fundació per la Pau y Greenpeace- hacen hoy un llamamiento al Gobierno español para que tome medidas urgentes ante el estallido de protestas multitudinarias contra el gobierno en varios países de Oriente Próximo y el Norte de África y las graves violaciones de derechos humanos que se están produciendo.

On 16 February, Religions for Peace hosted a summit on the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) in Birmingham, UK.

British arms dealer Gary Hyde was arrested last month in the US charged with conspiring to illegally export almost 6,000 Chinese-produced AK-47 magazines to the US in breach of an American embargo.

The Group for Research and Information on Peace and Security (GRIP) is calling for “deep and fast” reform of the process for arms export licensing in the Walloon region of Belgium . In June 2009 the Walloon Government granted an export licence for 2000 FN 303 anti-riot guns to Libya.

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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