Customers or allies? The dilemma of Canada’s AFCCL

Ploughshares Americas, Conventional Weapons, Defence & Human Security

In late 2017, the government of Canada added Ukraine to the Automatic Firearm Country Control List (AFCCL) of 40 states to which Canadian weapons producers can legally export automatic firearms. This decision was made in the fourth year of an increasingly entrenched conflict in Ukraine’s Donbass region involving separatist forces, Russian forces posing as irregulars, and Ukrainian government forces, which, …

Canada’s Bill C-6 needs amending

Tasneem Jamal Conventional Weapons

Author Ploughshares staff Published in The Ploughshares Monitor Volume 35 Issue 1 Spring 2014 Canada’s Bill C-6 needs amending to fully implement the Convention on Cluster Munitions The Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM) is “an international treaty that addresses the unacceptable harm to civilians caused by cluster munitions, through a categorical prohibition of the weapon and a framework for action” (UNDP 2014). Adopted on …

Bill C-6: An Act to Implement the Convention on Cluster Munitions

Ploughshares Americas, Conventional Weapons

Author Earl Turcotte Comments submitted to the House of Commons Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development on November 13, 2013 by Earl Turcotte, (Former) Senior Coordinator for Mine Action at DFAIT and Head of Delegation for the Negotiation of the Convention on Cluster Munitions For PDF of full text, please click here Foreword I am grateful for this opportunity …

Brief on Bill C-6: An Act to implement the Convention on Cluster Munitions

Tasneem Jamal Americas, Conventional Weapons

Submitted by: Kenneth Epps, Senior Program Officer, Project Ploughshares November 13, 2013 Submitted to: House of Commons Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and Development Click here for PDF version Since 1987 Project Ploughshares has published an annual report on armed conflicts throughout the world. By tracking wars over a twenty-five year period we have noted trends in recent armed conflicts …