Activity title

ICRC China: Experts discuss the control of arms in international and domestic law

22/11/2017 - 22/11/2017

Background

Activity description
This round table on "The control of arms in international and domestic law: Legal and Policy Considerations", co-organized by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the China Arms Control and Disarmament Association (CACDA), was held in Beijing on 22 November 2017. Representatives of the Chinese government, arms industry as well as think tanks and research institutions active in the field of defense, disarmament and weapons control participated in the activity. Topics discussed at the roundtable include international legal framework applicable to arms transfer and trade, humanitarian consequences of uncontrolled arms transfer, China's non-proliferation policies and measures, and integration of humanitarian considerations in arms transfer decisions. The round table aimed at engaging with Chinese state authorities and relevant organizations in order to assist them in their efforts to comply with IHL and other international obligations by providing technical assistance on how to best integrate them into domestic law and policy.

Focus of Activity

International instruments
Transfer controls
Risk assessment
International Humanitarian Law (IHL)

Type of Activity

Legal or legislative assistance

Partners

China

Implementers

International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
China Arms Control and Disarmament Association (CACDA)

Donors

International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

URLs

Contact Details

International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
19 Avenue de la paix CH 1202 Geneva
Tel.: +41 22 734 60 01
Fax: +41 22 733 20 57
https://www.icrc.org/en