In December 2013, at its fourth conference, the Group met with African experts to debate the question of how African countries control the trade of dual-use items and the challenges they face in their search for effective regulations. The objective was to study whether international norms and experiences, pertaining both to states and to organisations, could be used as standardised models for African countries affected by unique security concerns.
This volume analyses and discusses those trade control systems which could be described as «models» and might therefore serve as a standard to be exported to the African countries in question. The debate is multi-levelled and studies the possibility of setting universal, regional or even-sub-regional norms.
The contributors to this book, who display a wide variety of expertise, call for the adoption of norms which they argue have the potential to reconcile freedom of trade with international security, without presuming that these norms should be universal.
Arms Export Controls. Setting Common International Standards (Rosa Rosanelli)
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Setting Common International Standards
International Trade Compliance Specialist
As essentially political instruments in the context of the Cold War, conventional arms controls have later evolved in to a much broader need, aimed at regulating exports towards critical destinations, protecting strategic technologies and reducing the role played by small arms.1
Consistent with Article 51 of the United Nations (UN) Charter, is the sovereign right of each State to manufacture, import, export, transfer and possess conventional arms for their legitimate self-defence and security needs and for the maintenance of order.
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