Part 2. National implementation and the ATT: Article by article

Article 1. Why does my state need to implement that ATT?

CAVR (Centre for Armed Violence Reduction). 2017. Reinvigorating the Narrative. The Broader Benefits of the Arms Trade Treaty. Sydney, Australia: The Centre for Armed Violence Reduction, September 2017.     

 

Articles 2-4. What are conventional arms and ammunition/munitions?

UNODA. United Nations Register of Conventional Arms: Categories

UNGA (United Nations General Assembly).2005. International Instrument to Enable States to Identify and Trace, in a Timely and Reliable Manner, Illicit Small Arms and Light Weapons. Report of the Open-ended Working Group to Negotiate an International instrument to Enable States to Identify and Trace, in a Timely and Reliable Manner, Illicit Small Arms and Light Weapons. (International Tracing Instrument). UN Document A/60/88, 27 June, Article 4.  

Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls for Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies. 2017. Munitions List. 

 

Article 5. What does my state need to do to implement the ATT?

ATT-BAP (Arms Trade Treaty-Baseline Assessment Project). n.d. ATT-BAP Ratification Checklist and Survey (Arabic, English, French and Spanish). 

Saferworld. 2016. Implementing the ATT: Essential elements of an effective arms transfer control system. Expert Group on ATT Implementation Briefing No. 5. London: Saferworld, November, July 2016. 

Saferworld. 2016. Ensuring effective implementation of the Arms Trade Treaty: a National Assessment Methodology. London: Saferworld, August 2016. 

 

Article 6. What types of transfers are prohibited? (Article 6)

ICRC (International Committee of the Red Cross). 2017. Arms Transfer Decisions: Applying International Humanitarian Law and International Human Rights Law Criteria - a Practical Guide. Geneva: ICRC, 12 September 2017. 

UNSC (United Nations Security Council). Sanctions

 

Article 7. What does my state need to do to exercise control over exports? 

Amnesty International. 2015. Applying the Arms Trade Treaty to Ensure the Protection of Human Rights. London: Amnesty International, February 2015. 

Arms Trade Treaty Secretariat. 2017. Working Paper presented by Ireland to the Conference of States Parties to the Arms Trade Treaty: Article 7(4) and Gender Based Violence Assessment. Submitted by Ireland. ATT/CSP3/2017/IRL/183/Conf.WP, 4 September, 

ICRC (International Committee of the Red Cross). 2017. Arms Transfer Decisions: Applying International Humanitarian Law and International Human Rights Law Criteria - a Practical Guide. Geneva: ICRC, 12 September 2017. 

Karimova, Takhima. 2014. What Amounts to 'a Serious Violation of International Human Rights Law'? An Analysis of Practice and Expert Opinion for the Purpose of the 2013 Arms Trade Treaty. Geneva, Geneva Academy: Academy Briefing No.6, August 2014. 

Reaching Critical Will of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom 2015. Gender-Based Violence and the Arms Trade Treaty. Geneva, Switzerland and New York, USA:. 

Reaching Critical Will of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom 2016. Preventing Gender-Based Violence Through Arms Control. Tools and Guidelines to Implement the Arms Trade Treaty and UN Programme of Action. Geneva, Switzerland and New York, USA: WILPF (Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom), April 2016.    

UNHRC (United Nations Human Rights Council). 2017. Impact of arms transfers on the enjoyment of human rights. Report of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. UN Document: A/HRC/35/8. 3 May 2017, 

 

Article 8. What does my state need to do to regulate imports?

 

Article 9. What does my state need to do to regulate transit / transhipment?

Ebbs, Cynthia L. and James Upcher. 2015. Prevention, transit and innocent passage under the Arms Trade Treaty. Expert Group on ATT Implementation Briefing No. 3. London: Saferworld, August 2015. 

 

Article 10. What does my state need to do to regulate brokers and brokering activities?

Saferworld. Implementing the ATT: Developing brokering controls in less capacitated states. Expert Group on ATT Implementation Briefing No. 4. London: Saferworld, November 2015. 

Wassenaar Arrangement. 2003. Element for Effective Legislation on Arms Brokering

 

Article 11. How can my state prevent and address diversion?

Small Arms Survey, 2018. Possible Measures to Prevent and Address Diversion: Supporting Effective Implementation of the Arms Trade Treaty. Infographic. Geneva: Small Arms Survey, August 2018.

Saferworld, 2015. Key issues for ATT implementation: Preventing and combating diversion. Expert Group on ATT Implementation Briefing No. 2, Chair’s Interim Conclusions from deliberations of the Expert Group on ATT Implementation. London: Saferworld, February 2015. 

 

Article 12. What records does my state need to maintain?

 

Article 13. What types of reporting does my state need to do?

Arms Trade Treaty Secretariat. 2016. Working Paper on National-Level Measures to Facilitate Compliance with International Reporting Obligations. Submitted by Sweden. ATT/CSP2/2016/OP.3, 13 August. 

Arms Trade Treaty Secretariat. 2017. Reporting Authorized or Actual Exports and Imports of Conventional Arms under the ATT: Questions & Answers.  (English, French and Spanish)

ATT-BAP (Arms Trade Treaty-Baseline Assessment Project). 2016. Guidance for Completing the Initial Report on Implementation Measures. (English, French and Spanish). 

ATT-BAP (Arms Trade Treaty-Baseline Assessment Project). 2017. Annual Report Guidance Booklet

 

Article 14. How should my state enforce the ATT?

 

Article 15. How can the ATT help foster cooperation?

 

Article 16. What types of international assistance are available to support ATT implementation?

The Arms Trade Treaty Secretariat. n.d. The ATT Voluntary Trust Fund

Bauer, Sibylle and Mark Bromley. 2015. Implementing the Arms Trade Treaty: Building on Available Guidelines and Assistance Activities. Stockholm: SIPRI (Stockholm International Peace Research Institute). Background Paper, May 2015, 

SIPRI. n.d. Mapping ATT-relevant Cooperation and Assistance Activities Database