Halte au commerce de la terreur. Comment l'intégration de règles relatives aux droits humains dans le traité sur le commerce des armes peut contribuer à garantir une véritable sécurité
5 October 2009
Stopping the Terror Trade: How human rights rules in an arms trade treaty can help deliver real security
Date Published: 5 October 2009
An effective Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) should be one that helps to protect lives, livelihoods and rights. The treaty should protect the ability of states to lawfully sell, acquire and possess arms for their security, law enforcement and self-defence, consistent with international law and best practice standards. This document focuses on the risk that international transfers of conventional arms will be used for serious violations of international humanitarian and human rights law. It shows how rigorous risk assessments by arms-transferring states can prevent arms from fuelling such abuses.