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Art.18 Secretariat

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: 03 March 2024

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

This chapter examines Article 18 of the ATT, which establishes a Secretariat for the treaty. The Secretariat’s role includes maintaining and making available to states parties the list of national points of contact in accordance with Article 5; facilitating the matching of offers of and requests for assistance for treaty implementation; and promoting international co-operation ‘as requested’ in accordance with Articles 15 and 16 on international co-operation and international assistance, respectively. The Secretariat is also in charge of facilitating the work of the Conference of States Parties, including making arrangements and providing the necessary services for meetings under this treaty as set out in Article 17.

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