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Art.13 Reporting

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: 07 December 2023

Human rights remedies — Arms control — Regional co-operation — International trade — Humanitarian intervention — International peace and security

This chapter examines Article 13 of the ATT. The article establishes transparency measures for states parties to the ATT by obliging each state party to submit an initial report on measures taken to implement the treaty within the first year of entry into force of the treaty for that state party. Thereafter, they are to report to the Secretariat on new measures taken to implement the treaty on an ad hoc basis, ‘when appropriate’. States parties are also encouraged to report on measures taken that have proven effective in addressing the diversion of transferred conventional arms on an ad hoc basis. The article is intended to promote compliance with the treaty and serve as a confidence-building measure in conformity with a central purpose of the treaty: to promote co-operation, transparency, and responsible action by states parties ‘thereby building confidence among them’ as set out in Article 1.

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