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Art.14 Enforcement

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: 11 December 2023

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

This chapter discusses Article 14 of theATT. It requires all states parties to take ‘appropriate’ measures to enforce national laws and regulations that serve to implement the ATT. Such enforcement is typically achieved by a range of legislative and administrative measures, policies, and programmes, including penal sanctions. Article 14 is related to any other provision that requires measures to control or regulate international transfer of conventional arms, including their export, import, transit, or trans-shipment. It also applies to other provisions relating to brokering and diversion. Domestic enforcement of the ATT is important to the overall effectiveness of the ATT. A system of enforcement is critical in order to ensure that the national control system functions as planned and to ensure that sanctions are applied when violations of domestic laws occur.

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