Canada and the brokering provisions of the Arms Trade Treaty

Kenneth Epps Conventional Weapons

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Kenneth Epps

Canada will join other UN member states for the “final” negotiations of an international Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) in March 2013. Canadian opposition to a brokering provision of the draft treaty text undermines its international commitments to control brokering and ignores related national regulatory standards. Canada’s particular concern about “extraterritorial” jurisdiction would be addressed by the brokering provisions of a strong ATT.

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