Stay on target: UK should lead way in controlling arms trade
‘Stay on target: will the UK fight the battle for tough arms controls?‘ is a new paper written by Oxfam for the UK Working Group on Arms. The paper sets out the expectations of UK members of the Control Arms Coalition vis a vis the UK government ahead of the Diplomatic Conference on an Arms Trade Treaty scheduled to take place at the United Nations in New York from 2-27 July.
As a member of the UK Working Group on Arms and the Control Arms Coalition, Article 36 is calling on the UK to ensure the final treaty covers all weapons and ammunition, applies to all transfers and will unambiguously stop arms transfers where there is a substantial risk that human rights and humanitarian law will be violated or that development will be undermined. Article 36 also believes that the treaty should reaffirm the rights of victims of armed violence, already enshrined in international law.