The uk signed the arms trade treaty att on 3 june 20 and ratified on 2 april 2014. The arms trade treaty is the first legallybinding instrument ever negotiated in the united nations to establish common standards for the international transfer of conventional weapons. This publication provides an overview of the atts background, its object and purpose and its main requirements. In its bill to the parliament, the government has stressed that all three shall have equal weight. Only iran, syria, and north korea voted against the treaty. Draft provisional agenda of the united nations conference on the arms trade treaty aconf. The convention on the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women. Comparing the att and eu arms trade framework 41 2. The arms trade treaty begins by setting out a number of overarching principles, such as the right to individual or collective selfdefence, the peaceful settlement of disputes, nonintervention in the domestic affairs of states, the importance of human rights and humanitarian law, the primary responsibility of states to regulate the arms trade and prevent their diversion, but also their right. Like guncontrol laws, even with the arms trade treaty, bad actors will continue to act accordingly, write sens. This is the talk page for discussing improvements to the arms trade treaty article. This is not a forum for general discussion of the articles subject put new text under old text. The arms trade treaty att is a multilateral treaty to regulate the international trade in conventional arms. Recalling article 26 of the charter of the united nations which seeks to promote the establishment and maintenance of international peace and security with the least diversion for armaments of the worlds human and economic resources.
Nuclearweapon free zonesoutheast asia a72251 99z united action with renewed determination towards the total elimination of nuclear weapons. The arms trade the united nations, in its work to assist people all over the world, is confronted every day with the negative impact of lax controls on the arms trade. The treaty shall be open for signature at the united nations headquarters in new york by all states from 3 june 20 until its entry into force. Permanent representative of australia to the united nations in geneva. Arms trade treaty wikisource, the free online library.
Arms trade treaty united nations treaty collection. On top of that, the treaty also permits a participating country to tailor that armstrade data pursuant to its own legal or constitutional system. The states parties to this treaty, guided by the purposes and principles of the charter of the united nations. On september 25, the united states became the 91st state to sign the treaty. Pdf in april 20, the united nations general assembly adopted the arms trade treaty att to. This study concludes that the arms trade treaty contains many novel and important elements. Like the pacts cited above, the att has been signed by the u. Criminal offence to trade conventional arms without a licence or authorisation, or to do so in a. The treaty was supported by the vast majority of u. Recalling article 26 of the charter of the united nations which seeks to promote the establishment and maintenance of internatio nal peace and security with the least diversion for armaments of the world s human and economic resources. Click here to start a new topic please sign and date your posts by typing four tildes new to wikipedia.
Voluntary reporting to united nations instruments on international arms. You are free to copy and communicate the contents without alteration for non. United nations convention on international settlement agreements resulting from mediation with the deposit with the secretarygeneral on 12 march 2020 of the third instrument of ratification, the united nations convention on international settlement agreements resulting from mediation, also known as the singapore convention on mediation, shall enter into force on 12 september 2020. Noting the contribution made by the united nations programme of action to. Arms trade treaty united states department of state. The uk chose to provisionally apply articles 6 and 7 upon ratification. The treaty was adopted by the united nations general assembly on april 2, 20 and opened for signature on june 3, 20. The idea of an arms trade treaty att with principles based in international law was. The hyperlinking of outside resources is not an endorsement by the united nations of the views expressed therein nor does the united nations have control over the content or accuracy of information. The arms trade treaty att is a multilateral treaty that regulates the international trade in. Report of the drafting committee and report of the credentials committee aconf.
The convention on the rights of persons with disabilities. Yes, when it comes to international agreements that may seem harmless until you read the fine print, the u. United nations ap more than 65 countries signed the landmark treaty regulating the multibilliondollar global arms trade monday and the united states announced it. Pacific countries were strong supporters of the att throughout the negotiations, consistent with the common position on the att adopted by the pacific islands forum, and participated in a positive and united fashion on. Through this treaty, states set common international standards for the transfer of conventional arms and ammunition, with the express purpose of reducing human suffering. Learn more about the impact of poorly regulated arms transfers on the work of the united nations. Video 15 minutes final united nations conference on the arms trade treaty, 17th meeting, 28 march 20 part i video 21 minutes. Assessing the united nations register of conventional arms no. The united states is not yet a state party to the treaty. While the nra and a bipartisan majority of progun senators have succeeded in blocking this treatys. Guided by the purposes and principles of the charter of the united nations. The arms trade treaty att is an international treaty that regulates the international trade in conventional arms and seeks to prevent and eradicate illicit trade and diversion of conventional arms by establishing international standards governing arms transfers.
Only a global treaty can effectively tackle the problems of the unregulated arms trade. Euunidir united nations institute for disarmament research project, d. The arms trade treaty att is a multilateral treaty that regulates the international trade in conventional weapons it entered into force on 24 december 2014. A state party shall not authorize any transfer of conventional arms covered under article 2 1 or of items covered under article 3 or article 4, if the transfer would violate its obligations under measures adopted by the united nations security council acting under chapter vii of the charter of the united nations, in particular arms embargoes. Understanding the arms trade treaty from a humanitarian. After ratifying the arms trade treaty, the isp will apply the criteria set out in article 7 of the treaty, in parallel with the national guidelines and the eu common position. More than 65 countries sign landmark arms trade treaty. Though thensecretary of state john kerry signed the arms trade treaty att on behalf of the united states on september 25, 20, the obama administration waited until december 9. This is the united nations treaty collection homepage. Undp how to guide the establishment and functioning.
However, conventional arms transfers are a crucial national security concern for the united states, and it has long supported effective action to control the international transfer of arms, including through assistance to help other states raise their export control standards. The general assembly of the united nations adopted the arms trade treaty on april 2, 20, by an overwhelming margin of 154 to 3, with 23 abstentions. Arms transfersinternational instruments a72251 99y treaty on the southeast asia nuclearweapon free zone bangkok treaty. The arms trade treaty att entered into force in december 2014. Exceptionally it was adopted by resolution of the united nations general assembly unga. United nations the arms trade treaty preamble the states parties to this treaty, guided by the purposes and principles of the charter of the united nations, recalling article 26 of the charter of the united nations which seeks to promote the establishment and maintenance of international peace and security with. It intends to delude, deceive, and destroy the american form of government, because without firearms there is no force to. Implications and consequences of the arms trade treaty. In 2006, under resolution 6189, the assembly had recognized that the absence of common international standards on the import, export and transfer of conventional arms was a contributory factor to conflict, the. Final united nations conference on the arms trade treaty, 16th meeting, 27 march 20. As the treaty now reads, exporting countries may include end use or end user documentation in the info they share with other treaty nations, when deemed appropriate. Permanent representative of australia to the united nations in geneva and ambassador for disarmament. The arms trade treaty establishes common international standards for the regulation of the international trade in conventional arms, ammunition, parts and components for the purpose of contributing to peace and security, reducing human suffering, and promoting cooperation and transparency. These matrices were then made publicly available and states were free to update.
Nations general assembly resolution 6448 calling on member states to establish a strong and robust treaty and achieve an effective instrument with the highest possible common international standards for the import, export and international transfer of conventional arms. A transfer is prohibited if it would violate obligations under measures adopted by the united nations security council acting under chapter vii, in particular arms embargoes. Foundation fellows and diplomats have lauded the overwhelming approval of the arms trade treaty att by the general assembly of. New york, ny the final draft of the united nations arms trade treaty working document was released, yesterday, july 24th.
Another of president obamas brazen acts as he leaves office is a parting shot at american gun owners by submitting the u. However, at the end of 2009, the general assembly of the united nations decided by. General and complete disarmament united nations digital. The arms trade treaty obligates member states to monitor arms exports and ensure that weapons dont cross existing arms embargoes or end up being used for.
The wide scope of the treaty, which includes small. The treaty was adopted by the united nations general assembly in april 20 and aims to increase transparency and promote responsibility and accountability in international arms transfer decisions. Geneva conventions 1949 plus their three additional protocols 1977, 1977, 2005 rome statute 1998. General assembly ga adopted the arms trade treaty att on a vote of 154 nations in favor including the united states, 23 abstentions, and 3 against iran, north korea. Article vi states parties to the treaty shall bear international responsibility for national. The arms trade treaty and drones the stimson center. Steps to download free ebook to an ereader navigate to this page with your smart phone or tablet. Prevent, combat and eradicate the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons in. A practical guide to national implementation the arms trade treaty 4 about the authors and contributors stuart caseymaslen is an honorary professor with the faculty of law at the university of pretoria in south africa.1152 1398 1386 1100 669 728 128 1133 516 1099 154 165 136 1426 554 430 798 1161 818 513 1418 768 446 239 555 264 118 1436 1130 704 607 866