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

Amnesty International and campaigners worldwide are calling on their governments to immediately impose an arms embargo on Libya because firearms and other weapons have reportedly been used for serious violations of international human rights law.

GRIP has released an English version of the report “Arms transfers control - The example of the French-speaking States of sub-Saharan Africa ”.

IANSA had an active presence at this year’s World Social Forum, held in Dakar, Senegal from 6 to 11 February.

On 16 February, IANSA members Amnesty International UK, Oxfam and Saferworld hosted a panel debate on the Arms Trade Treaty in the Houses of Parliament, UK.

Amnesty International Spain have launched a ‘web action’, encouraging people to send messages of concern to the Spanish government about possible arms exports to Saudi Arabia.

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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