Towards an International Arms Trade Treaty
The lack of international legislation to control the trade in arms is fuelling violence in many countries. Governments have come to acknowledge the need for an international Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), based on fundamental principles of international law. The ATT will reduce the human cost of arms proliferation, prevent unscrupulous weapons suppliers finding the weakest point in the supply chain, and ensure that all arms exporters are working to the same standards.
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