Activity title

Building Capacity on Effective Implementation of the Arms Trade Treaty

11/12/2017 - 15/12/2017

Background

Activity description
This workshop on ‘Building Capacity on Effective Implementation of the Arms Trade Treaty’ was organised by GCSP, in cooperation with the Senegalese National Commission on Small Arms and Light Weapons (COMNAT/ALPC) and the Centre for Higher Studies on Defence and Security (CHEDS). During the workshop, experts from Europe and Africa, as well as representatives from the Voluntary Trust Fund (VTF) and from the ATT Secretariat shared their expertise with the participants. This provided an opportunity for the participants to discuss export and import controls, transit and transshipment, brokering, national implementation measures, the relationship with other international instruments, the role of civil society, gender-based violence, and the fight against illicit trafficking in arms, especially small arms and light weapons. The participants also took part in simulation exercises and case studies on export risk evaluation and the prevention of diversion.

Focus of Activity

Ammunition
Arms embargoes
Border controls
Brokering controls
Control list
Diversion
End-use controls
Gender Based Violence (GBV)
Import controls
Information sharing
National legislation
Record-keeping
Regional instruments
Regional cooperation
Reporting on arms transfers
Reporting on transfer controls
Risk assessment
Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW)
Transfer controls
Transit and transshipment controls

Type of Activity

Institutional capacity-building
Legal or legislative assistance

Partners

Belgium
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cameroon
Chad
Côte d’Ivoire
Gabon
Mali
Madagascar
Mauritania
Senegal
Togo
Niger

Implementers

Senegal
Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP)

Donors

ATT Voluntary Trust Fund (VTF)

URLs

Contact Details

Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP)
CP 1295 1211 Geneva 1 (Switzerland)
Tel.: +41227309686
Fax: +41227309649
www.gcsp.ch
Point of Contact: Marc Finaud
E-mail: m.finaud@gcsp.ch