Arms Trade Treaty (ATT): final negotiations

08-06-2012

The first international treaty regulating sales of conventional arms is to be finalised in July 2012. Even if the ATT raises big expectations, the consensual procedure chosen for its adoption, coupled with contentious issues dividing participants, means that a 'lowest common denominator' treaty with limited scope and weak implementation ay be the result.

The first international treaty regulating sales of conventional arms is to be finalised in July 2012. Even if the ATT raises big expectations, the consensual procedure chosen for its adoption, coupled with contentious issues dividing participants, means that a 'lowest common denominator' treaty with limited scope and weak implementation ay be the result.