On April 2, 2013, the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) was adopted at the United Nations in New York and entered into force on December 24, 2014.
Project Ploughshares, in partnership with other NGOs, has actively promoted an Arms Trade Treaty since the mid-1990s.
Ploughshares is a member of the Steering Board of the Control Arms Coalition, a group of NGOs promoting the Arms Trade Treaty.
Recent Publications on the Arms Trade Treaty
ATT: Working Group on Effective Treaty ImplementationJuly 10, 2018
Statement delivered by Cesar Jaramillo on behalf of Control Arms May 29, 2018 Geneva, Switzerland Published in The Ploughshares Monitor Volume 39 Issue 2 Summer 2018 Thank you, Chair. Control Arms recognizes the value of full and robust compliance with the Treaty in its entirety as the key measure of its effectiveness. At this time, however, we want to draw special attention ...
Canada and Saudi Arabia: An arms deal no matter whatApril 3, 2018
Seven months after disturbing footage appeared to show Canadian-made armoured vehicles being used against civilians in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province, Global Affairs Canada announced the results of the investigation it launched into the alleged abuses. Addressing the House Foreign Affairs Committee in February, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland announced that there was “no conclusive evidence” that Canadian equipment had been ...
We cannot and do not support Bill C-47 in its current formDecember 6, 2017
Remarks to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development— November 2, 2017 By Cesar Jaramillo, Executive Director, Project Ploughshares Good afternoon. My name is Cesar Jaramillo and I am the executive director of Project Ploughshares. Thank you very much for the kind invitation to address this Committee. For decades, efforts to better regulate illicit or ...