Chatham House documents ATT’s influence on ISACS

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"In the past ten years many more instruments, supporting documents, good-practice guidelines, and research and policy outputs have addressed SALW and the illicit trade in such weapons. One notable example is the International Small Arms Control Standards (ISACS). These voluntary international standards, developed within the framework of the UN Coordinating Action on Small Arms (UN CASA), offer guidance on developing and maintaining effective controls throughout the SALW life cycle, including trade-related controls covered by the ATT. […]

"In the area of SALW, the UN, together with selected partner organizations, has developed a set of international standards to provide guidance to policy-makers and practitioners. The International Small Arms Control Standards (ISACS) are also used by the UN Coordinating Action on Small Arms (CASA) to ensure consistency of delivery in SALW-related UN projects.  The standards fit within the global framework created by the PoA, ITI, Firearms Protocol and ATT, and build upon exemplary practices developed at regional and sub-regional levels. They are maintained and updated by a voluntary global network of experts drawn from the UN, governments, international and regional organizations, civil society and the private sector. Because of its composition and methods of functioning, the ATT has, since its outset, fed into the formulation of the relevant ISACS modules, especially those related to the export, import and transfer of weapons.”

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