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Art.12 Record-Keeping

Stuart Casey-Maslen, Andrew Clapham, Gilles Giacca, Sarah Parker

From: The Arms Trade Treaty: A Commentary

Andrew Clapham, Stuart Casey-Maslen, Gilles Giacca, Sarah Parker

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 02 December 2023

Human rights remedies — Arms control — International trade — Humanitarian intervention — International peace and security

This chapter explores Article 12 of the ATT. The provision sets out obligations for each state party to keep records of certain information pertaining to their international transfers of conventional arms. Through Article 12, states parties are required to keep records of export authorizations or actual exports of conventional arms and are encouraged to keep records of conventional arms that they import or that are authorized to transit or trans-ship territories under their jurisdiction. It includes a description of the information that states parties are encouraged, but not required, to include in those records and stipulates the minimum duration that such records are to be kept.

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