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ICRC Analysis of Articles 2, 3, 4 and 5 of the July 2012 Draft Arms Trade Treaty


The July 2012 Diplomatic Conference on the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) concluded with a draft treaty that would have addressed some of the human costs of inadequately regulated arms transfers but still contains some provisions and ambiguous terms that could be detrimental to its humanitarian objectives. This document sets out the ICRC's views on aspects of some of these provisions. Also included are some recommendations for improvement.

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