Piecing it all together: Why the Arms Trade Treaty must regulate parts and components for weapons and military equipment
The Arms Trade Treaty provides a unique opportunity to regulate the specialized parts and components used in the arms trade.
Published: Jun 29, 2012
Modern weapons and military equipment cannot be made or maintained without the parts and components that are traded around the world in a globalized market. Without regulating this trade alongside the trade in complete weapons, it will be impossible to reduce the impact of irresponsible arms transfers on human rights, security, and development.