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Art.4 Parts and Components

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: 04 March 2024

Subject(s):
Arms control — Self-defence — Weapons — Humanitarian intervention — International peace and security

This chapter analyses Article 4 of the ATT. The article discusses the central obligations with respect to parts and components, requiring states parties to regulate the export of these items through their national control systems and to apply the provisions of Article 6 (Prohibitions) and Article 7 (Export and Export Assessment) to such exports. In general terms, states parties are only required to regulate the export of parts and components, not other types of transfers. Additionally, Article 4 requires states parties to regulate the export of parts and components where the export is in a form that provides the capability to assemble the conventional arms covered in Article 2(1) through a national control system.

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