This Module explains what is meant by the diversion of conventional arms transfers and relates its key features to the main provisions of Article 11 of the Arms Trade Treaty as well as other relevant international standards designed to prevent the diversion of such arms. It outlines the Treaty obligations of States Parties to prevent and address such diversion, as well as anti-diversion measures suggested by the Treaty.
Under Article 11 all States Parties to the Treaty are required to take measures both to prevent and address the diversion of conventional arms if the State Party is involved in export import, transit, trans-shipment or brokering. States Parties should not only act on specific transfers but also implement international cooperation policies to prevent diversion.
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