New Resource on Applying IHL to Arms Transfer Decisions


The ICRC recently released the second edition of Arms Transfer Decisions: Applying International Humanitarian Law and International Human Rights Law Criteria. This practical guide aims to provides guidance on and indicators for assessing the risk of arms transfers being used to violate IHL or human rights law. This edition of the Guide, which was first published in 2007, takes into account the adoption of the Arms Trade Treaty in 2013 and other developments, and expands the publication’s scope to cover respect for human rights law, in addition to respect for IHL.

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To read the speech given by Ms Christine Beerli, Vice-President of the ICRC, at the Second Conference of States Parties to the Arms Trade Treaty in Geneva, click here.