Implementing Article 7.7 of the Arms Trade Treaty

This briefing – the ninth in our ATT Expert Group series – looks at how arms-exporting states behave when new information emerges about the countries receiving these arms – a scenario addressed in Article 7.7 of the Arms Trade Treaty.

The briefing considers each element of Article 7.7. It draws upon information on state practice to illustrate how Article 7.7 is being implemented, before highlighting a number of aspects that remain unclear and/or where state approaches diverge. Also included in the briefing are: discussion points relating to a number of hypothetical arms transfer reassessment cases (shared during the 11th virtual meeting of the ATT Expert Group), and a list of responses from ATT States Parties about how they implement Article 7.7.

Read the briefing here.

Read more of our ATT Expert Group briefing series.

Read more about our work on the Arms Trade Treaty.