Transparent reporting for a successful Arms Trade Treaty

Bibliographic Details
Authors and Corporations: Mutschler, Max M. (Author), Grebe, Jan (Author), Bonn International Center for Conversion (BICC) (Editor)
Title: Transparent reporting for a successful Arms Trade Treaty
Bonn, 2015
Physical Description:7 S.
Part of: BICC Policy Brief
Summary:The ATT needs a reporting mechanism that increases transparency of the international arms trade. Transparency is a precondition to monitoring the adherence of signatory states to the criteria of the ATT and pro vides the basis for the further development of international norms for arms transfers. At a minimum, states parties to the ATT should aim to report on authorised and actual exports of conventional arms covered under Article 2 (1) of the ATT. information provided should include the numbers and description of transferred weapons, the financial value of the licence, transit countries and the recipient country. A standardised reporting template should provide the opportunity to offer additional information, such as more details on the end­users and on the condition of the weapons. Such a voluntary segment should further include the exports of ammunition/munitions, parts and components, production licences, technologies and equipment for the manufacturing of conventional arms. Creating incentives is vital for such an approach. A commitment to voluntary reporting should have a positive effect on the level of assistance that states receive in the framework of the ATT. furthermore, participation in the reporting system should be taken as an indicator for the trustworthiness of states as partners on the international arms market. States parties to the ATT should discuss how a system of denial reporting could look like. States could start to pro vide information on denials of arms export licences confidentially and on a voluntary, rather informal, basis, possibly leading to a more standardised process in the future. later on stage, this might be complemented by an aggregated report on denials that would be made public.
Type of Resource:E-Book
Source:SSOAR Social Science Open Access Repository
Notes:Veröffentlichungsversion. begutachtet
Language: English