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Title: The Arms Trade Treaty and the OSCE
Author: Loïc Simonet

The Arms Trade Treaty and the OSCE [Simonet]


Adopted in 2013 by the United Nations and entered into force one year later, the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) offers a useful – although imperfect – regulatory framework for international transfers of conventional arms, thus promoting human security and contributing to international and regional peace, security and stability. As the largest regional organization with a strong expertise in assisting States and in capacity-building, also contributing to politico-military aspects of security by developing its own set of norms regulating transfers of conventional arms – some of them already going beyond the Treaty, some others complemented by the ATT’s provisions –, the OSCE can do a lot to support and promote the new Treaty and its implementation, through the diversity of the positions expressed by its participating States.


conventional arms – OSCE – arms transfers – arms export – small arms and light weapons – international humanitarian law – diversion – capacity-building


Title: The Arms Trade Treaty and the OSCE
Author: Loïc Simonet
Language: English
Year: 2014
Volume: 25
Issue: 4
Pages: 440–453
In: Security and Human Rights
E-ISSN: 1875-0230