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Plenary round-up – Strasbourg, November I 2018

The highlights of the November I plenary session were the debate on the future of Europe with Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany, as well as the debate and vote on the interim report on the Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027. Continue reading

EU rules on control of arms exports [Plenary Podcast]

Written by Beatrix Immenkamp, The EU’s Common Position on arms exports is the only legally binding region-wide arrangement on conventional arms exports. While the Common Position has increased information-sharing and transparency of Member States’ arms exports, there is still scope for enhancing the convergence of national arms-exports policies and for stricter implementation of the criteria … Continue reading

EU rules on control of arms exports

Written by Carmen-Cristina Cîrlig, Graphics by Giulio Sabbati, The EU’s Common Position on arms exports is the only legally binding region-wide arrangement on conventional arms exports. While the Common Position has increased information-sharing and transparency of Member States’ arms exports, there is still scope for enhancing the convergence of national arms-exports policies and for stricter … Continue reading

The Arms Trade Treaty: ratification and beyond

6 language versions available in PDF format Vertrag über den Waffenhandel: Ratifizierung und weitere Schritte El Tratado sobre el Comercio de Armas: su ratificación y más allá Traité sur le commerce des armes: ratification et perspectives Trattato sul commercio di armi: ratifica e passi successivi Traktat o handlu bronią: ratyfikacja i okres po ratyfikacji The … Continue reading

Ratifying the UN Firearms Protocol

According to the United Nations, the black market in arms trafficking generates on average US$240 million per year. This amounts to 10-20% of the legal arms market. Aimed at countering this phenomenon, the Firearms Protocol (UNFP) to the UN Convention on Organised Crime, in force since 2005, has now to be concluded by the European … Continue reading

The EU framework for arms exports

The aim of the EU arms-trade control framework is to strike a balance between the economic interests of Member States and preventing irresponsible exports to countries that violate human rights and fundamental freedoms. Principal arms exporters From 2007 to 2011 the five largest suppliers of conventional weapons, USA (30%), Russia (24%), Germany (9%), France (8%) … Continue reading

The Arms Trade Treaty. Finally an outcome and what next?

The fruit of years of negotiations and intensive civil society campaigning, the recent agreement of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) has been widely presented as a major achievement. Exceptionally it was adopted by resolution of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). The wide scope of the treaty, which includes small arms and light weapons (SALW) … Continue reading

EU arms exports: Member States’ compliance with the common rules

The European Union (EU) is the only regional organisation to have set up a legally binding arrangement on conventional arms exports. The common position agreed by EU Member States in 2008 sets out common rules and minimum standards to be followed by national authorities when granting export licences for military equipment and technology. It defines … Continue reading

Arms Trade Treaty (ATT): final negotiations

Waffenhandelsabkommen (ATT): endgültige Verhandlungen Tratado sobre el Comercio de Armas (TCA): negociaciones finales Traité sur le commerce des armes (TCA) : négociations finales Trattato sul commercio delle armi (ATT): negoziati finali Traktat o handlu bronią: Negocjacje końcowe The first international treaty regulating sales of conventional arms is to be finalised in July 2012. NGOs blame … Continue reading

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