Arms transfer controls in sub-Saharan Africa: Lessons for the implementation of the Arms Trade Treaty

This GRIP Analysis sums up the main findings of baseline studies conducted in ten Francophone African countries with the aim to identify challenges ahead in the implementation of the Arms Trade Treaty. It takes stock of the strengths and weaknesses of the arms transfer control systems found in place, points out contextual elements believed to be key, and recommends strategies for strengthening these systems through international cooperation and assistance mechanisms...

Crédit photo: traçage d'ALPC en Côte d'Ivoire (source : GRIP/Mélanie De Groof)