Transparency of states’ obligations in the area of arms trade. Legal issues Cover Image

Transparentność zobowiązań państw w zakresie handlu bronią. Zagadnienia prawne
Transparency of states’ obligations in the area of arms trade. Legal issues

Author(s): Maciej Macenowicz
Subject(s): Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence, International relations/trade, Security and defense, Corruption - Transparency - Anti-Corruption, Peace and Conflict Studies
Published by: Akademia Leona Koźmińskiego
Keywords: Arms; arms trade; transparency; Arms Trade Treaty; ATT;

Summary/Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to answer how the issue of transparency has been dealt with in the Arms Trade Treaty. Analysed provisions will also be assesed. As a point of reference other instruments regarding arms trade will be used. Uncontrolled arms trade poses a significant threat to international peace and security. The General Assembly of the United Nations has adopted the Arms Trade Treaty [hereinafter ATT]. The ATT entered into force on 24th of December 2014. For the first time in the history a global and legally binding instrument regulating arms trade has been adopted. Transparency is a key element of ATT. Firstly, observing inflows and outflows of arms allows to determine whether provisions of a treaty are used in practise. Furthermore it makes assesment of state’s intentions possible. Extensive armament is correlated with war preparations. Secondly, transparency shows if a country has implemented the treaty into its law.

  • Issue Year: 7/2015
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 263-280
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: Polish