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Rüstungsexportkontrolle durch den internationalen Waffenhandelsvertrag

Release date: 2018-12

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The Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) sets, for the first time ever, legally binding, international rules for arms transfers. However, due to several problems, in particular the lack of clarity of some of its central concepts, the ATT is far from a significant contribution to the reduction of irresponsible arms transfers. This is highlighted by a look at the arms transfers to the states fighting in Yemen. Among several other measures this article suggests that ATT member states make use of the annual conferences of states parties to debate their interpretation of the central concepts and criteria, with the goal of agreeing in a step­by­step process on how to apply them.