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Module 4 – Prohibited Transfers: Implementing Existing Treaty Obligations

This module explains two particular obligations contained in the Arms Trade Treaty, namely those set out in Article 6(1) and 6(2). These provisions require a State Party to prohibit in its jurisdiction the authorisation of a specific transfer of conventional arms or related materiel that would otherwise be a violation of that State’s existing obligations under international agreements to which it is a party.

The module relates closely to another module in this series entitled Prohibited Transfers – Preventing International Crimes that addresses Article 6(3) of the Treaty.

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