The report demonstrates that despite having comprehensive and sophisticated arms transfer control systems in place, even the Nordic export controls have potential areas of weakness that, if exploited, could enable weapons, ammunition and parts and components manufactured in these countries to be diverted or retransferred to areas of war or conflict, or to recipients that might use them to commit serious violations of human rights. It argues that constant review and development of both the regulative framework and actual practices is required in order to ensure continued and improved implementation of the ATT and overall responsible, transparent and comprehensive controls over the international legal trade in conventional arms.
The publication is part of a project funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland and implemented between december 2014 and June 2015 to compare the arms transfer control structures of four Nordic countries.
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Nordic Arms Transfer Controls and the Arms Trade Treaty: Strenghts and Challenges/ Author: Elli Kytömäki / Publisher: SaferGlobe / Year of publication: 2015 / 64 pages / Layout: B5, colour 4/4