Tuesday, February 7, 2017

ABA Urges the United States to Ratify the Arms Trade Treaty

The ABA House of Delegates, the policy-making arm of the American Bar Association, voted yesterday to urge the United States to ratify and implement the 2013 Arms Trade Treaty ("ATT").

As noted in Report 104 to the ABA House of Delegates, the ATT aims to prevent and eradicate the illicit trade in conventional arms and prevent their diversion. G.A. Res. 64/48, art. 1, U.N. Doc. A/RES/64/48, (Dec. 2, 2009).  The report urged that ratification "presents an opportunity for the United States to curb illicit international weapons transfers to war-torn countries, terrorist organizations, and murderous regimes" and that this was "a benefit not only to international peace and security but also to U.S. interests."

Click here to read the ABA Report and Resolution Urging U.S. Ratification of the Arms Trade Treaty.



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