The Arms Trade Treaty: Implications for Canada

Ploughshares Conventional Weapons, Featured

Following the Liberal government’s announcement that Canada would accede to the Arms Trade Treaty, Project Ploughshares partnered with Amnesty International Canada, Oxfam Canada, and Oxfam Quebec to produce a detailed briefing outlining key areas related to Canada’s military export controls regime that require attention if Canada is to effectively implement the obligations of the Treaty. The briefing has been shared …

No more delays: Sign the Arms Trade Treaty

Tasneem Jamal Conventional Weapons

Authors Lina Holguin, Ken Epps, and Mark Fried Published by Embassy, an Ottawa-based foreign policy weekly. A dream 10 years in the making finally became reality June 3, when over 60 countries signed the first ever United Nations Arms Trade Treaty designed to keep weapons out of the hands of unscrupulous arms dealers and human rights violators. Our joy as members of the …

A last push for an effective global arms trade treaty

Wendy Stocker Conventional Weapons

Authors Kenneth Epps, Mark Fried, Hilary Homes, Lina Holguin. Published by Embassy, an Ottawa-based foreign policy weekly. Now is the time for active diplomacy by Canada and others. Next week the world’s diplomats convene in New York to hammer out the final details on a global treaty to keep weapons and ammunition out of the hands of criminals, abusive regimes, …

Arms Trade Treaty: Briefing document

Tasneem Jamal Conventional Weapons

March 2013 Click here for PDF version Click here for PDF French version  Armed violence kills up to 2,000 people every day and keeps millions more living in fear or poverty. This violence is fuelled by the poorly regulated global trade in arms and ammunition that enables weapons to be used for war crimes, acts of terrorism and human rights …