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Running on the spot: The Sixth Conference of States Parties to the Arms Trade Treaty
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Running on the spot: The Sixth Conference of States Parties to the Arms Trade Treaty

With COVID-19 creating havoc for all manner of international processes, the Sixth Conference of States Parties of the Arms Trade Treaty limited itself to a ‘conference by written procedure’, intended to do little more than keep things ticking over. In this it largely succeeded, but a pre-COVID-19 trend to less transparency seemed to accelerate over the year, writes Roy Isbister.  

28 August 2020
China’s accession to the ATT: Opportunities and challenges
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China’s accession to the ATT: Opportunities and challenges

Having worked with Chinese partners over the past 15 years, raising awareness of the Arms Trade Treaty initiative from the very beginning of the UN process, we welcome China’s decision to join the Treaty and reflects on what this means for Treaty compliance and universalisation.

15 July 2020
Arms Trade Treaty report card for 2018: must try harder
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Arms Trade Treaty report card for 2018: must try harder

Reflecting on the fourth Conference of States Parties of the Arms trade Treaty, Elizabeth Kirkham and Roy Isbister note that despite some progress, there are reasons to be concerned about the treaty’s long-term health.

31 October 2018