Canada is the only NATO member that hasn't signed new Arms Trade Treaty


tay
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To date, 130 states have signed the ATT, with 60 having ratified it. These include major arms exporters such as France, the UK and Germany.




This treaty aims to set the highest possible standards for cross-border transfers of arms and ammunition and to cut off the supply of weapons to dictators and human rights abusers around the world.


“The ATT is the most important conventional weapons control treaty of this generation,” said John Siebert, Executive Director of Project Ploughshares . “It is highly regrettable that Canada is not part of this historic occasion. As more states join the treaty – Israel became a signatory just last week – Canada’s absence becomes more stark. Why isn’t Canada party to this international effort to end irresponsible weapons transfers across borders?”

Under the new rules in the ATT, before any arms transfer takes place, it must be assessed against strict criteria, including whether the arms might be used for human rights violations or war crimes. If there is a substantial risk the transfer will breach this criteria, then it cannot be authorized.


According to Control Arms Coalition Director, Anna Macdonald: “Civilians have paid far too high a price this year. From Aleppo to Peshawar, from Gaza to South Sudan, we have seen the devastating impact of the poorly-regulated arms trade.“For too long, arms and ammunition have been traded with few questions asked about whose lives they will destroy. The new Arms Trade Treaty, which enters into force tomorrow, will bring that to an end.

“If robustly-implemented, this treaty has the potential to save many lives and offer much-needed protection to vulnerable civilians around the world. It is now – finally – against international law to put weapons into the hands of human rights abusers and dictators. December 24 marks the dawn of a new era.”

Informal discussions between governments who have ratified the treaty have been taking place this year to prepare the ground for implementation of the treaty.


The next round of discussions is due to take place in Trinidad and Tobago in February 2015. Planning is also underway for the treaty’s first Conference of States Parties (CSP), the annual meeting where states will meet to assess progress on implementation. This is expected to take place in late summer 2015.


Canada is the only NATO member that hasn’t signed new Arms Trade Treaty | Ottawa Citizen
 
Walter
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Good for Canada.
 
relic
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Right walt, meby we should have some poppys, Smack and guns, that should make up the difference for revenue lost from lower oil prices
 
Colpy
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Quote: Originally Posted by tay View Post

To date, 130 states have signed the ATT, with 60 having ratified it. These include major arms exporters such as France, the UK and Germany.




This treaty aims to set the highest possible standards for cross-border transfers of arms and ammunition and to cut off the supply of weapons to dictators and human rights abusers around the world.


“The ATT is the most important conventional weapons control treaty of this generation,” said John Siebert, Executive Director of Project Ploughshares . “It is highly regrettable that Canada is not part of this historic occasion. As more states join the treaty – Israel became a signatory just last week – Canada’s absence becomes more stark. Why isn’t Canada party to this international effort to end irresponsible weapons transfers across borders?”

Under the new rules in the ATT, before any arms transfer takes place, it must be assessed against strict criteria, including whether the arms might be used for human rights violations or war crimes. If there is a substantial risk the transfer will breach this criteria, then it cannot be authorized.


According to Control Arms Coalition Director, Anna Macdonald: “Civilians have paid far too high a price this year. From Aleppo to Peshawar, from Gaza to South Sudan, we have seen the devastating impact of the poorly-regulated arms trade.“For too long, arms and ammunition have been traded with few questions asked about whose lives they will destroy. The new Arms Trade Treaty, which enters into force tomorrow, will bring that to an end.

“If robustly-implemented, this treaty has the potential to save many lives and offer much-needed protection to vulnerable civilians around the world. It is now – finally – against international law to put weapons into the hands of human rights abusers and dictators. December 24 marks the dawn of a new era.”

Informal discussions between governments who have ratified the treaty have been taking place this year to prepare the ground for implementation of the treaty.


The next round of discussions is due to take place in Trinidad and Tobago in February 2015. Planning is also underway for the treaty’s first Conference of States Parties (CSP), the annual meeting where states will meet to assess progress on implementation. This is expected to take place in late summer 2015.


Canada is the only NATO member that hasn’t signed new Arms Trade Treaty | Ottawa Citizen

One of the major reason I vote Conservative, and will continue to do so.

The UN ATT is a back-door move toward world civilian gun control. And no, I am not paranoid. It is not paranoia if they really are out to get you.

Full implementation of the ATT would require expensive and useless extra markings on all firearms, and the re-introduction of a full registration system to fulfill all requirements.

In addition the treaty does absolutely nothing to prevent the international transport and supply of small arms.

But of course, both the Liberals and NDP are chomping at the bit to surrender our sovereignty and our liberty to the United Nations.

Idiots.
 
MHz
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Quote: Originally Posted by Colpy View Post

The UN ATT is a back-door move toward world civilian gun control. And no, I am not paranoid. It is not paranoia if they really are out to get you.


But of course, both the Liberals and NDP are chomping at the bit to surrender our sovereignty and our liberty to the United Nations.

Congrats on earning your 'silver hat' in the 'It's not a conspiracy if they are really out to get you' category.

We don't mind using the UN to do the same to other Nations when it suits our purpose.
 
DaSleeper
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Read...... http://sustainabledevelopment.un.org...s/Agenda21.pdf
 
EagleSmack
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According to Control Arms Coalition Director, Anna Macdonald: “ Civilians have paid far too high a price this year. From Aleppo to Peshawar, from Gaza to South Sudan, we have seen the devastating impact of the poorly-regulated arms trade.“For too long, arms and ammunition have been traded with few questions asked about whose lives they will destroy. The new Arms Trade Treaty, which enters into force tomorrow, will bring that to an end."

 
Colpy
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Quote: Originally Posted by EagleSmack View Post

According to Control Arms Coalition Director, Anna Macdonald: “ Civilians have paid far too high a price this year. From Aleppo to Peshawar, from Gaza to South Sudan, we have seen the devastating impact of the poorly-regulated arms trade.“For too long, arms and ammunition have been traded with few questions asked about whose lives they will destroy. The new Arms Trade Treaty, which enters into force tomorrow, will bring that to an end."

Yeah, like Putin will no longer supply Syria because the UN doesn't want him too.

Or Saudi Arabia will no longer supply Syrian rebels.

And Iran will no longer arm Hezbollah.

And the Mexican drug cartels will no longer be able to buy weapons from South America.

These people are simply trying to expand their influence globally.
 
EagleSmack
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Quote: Originally Posted by Colpy View Post

Yeah, like Putin will no longer supply Syria because the UN doesn't want him too.

Or Saudi Arabia will no longer supply Syrian rebels.

And Iran will no longer arm Hezbollah.

And the Mexican drug cartels will no longer be able to buy weapons from South America.

These people are simply trying to expand their influence globally.

Which is why I ROFLed.

I do not know if these people are so naive, or simply liars.

To think this silly arms treaty is going to stop war anywhere. How stupid.
 
Ron in Regina
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Russia with its 100 million or so AK-47's floating around isn't a member
of NATO....but makers of many of the many AK-47 knock-offs are. Will
this change anything?
 
taxslave
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Quote: Originally Posted by Colpy View Post

Yeah, like Putin will no longer supply Syria because the UN doesn't want him too.

Or Saudi Arabia will no longer supply Syrian rebels.

And Iran will no longer arm Hezbollah.

And the Mexican drug cartels will no longer be able to buy weapons from South America.

These people are simply trying to expand their influence globally.

Or the CIA will stop trading drugs for guns when it suits them.

Quote: Originally Posted by DaSleeper View Post

Read...... http://sustainabledevelopment.un.org...s/Agenda21.pdf

LOng read of an old document. Got a readers digest version?
 
EagleSmack
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxslave View Post

Or the CIA will stop trading drugs for guns when it suits them.


Or the administration will stop running guns to the Mexican Cartels.
 
taxslave
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Quote: Originally Posted by EagleSmack View Post

Or the administration will stop running guns to the Mexican Cartels.

They stepping on CIA toes now? Turf war in Washingtoon.
 
EagleSmack
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxslave View Post

They stepping on CIA toes now? Turf war in Washingtoon.

Running guns makes a lot of dollah' and shady friends.
 
MHz
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Quote: Originally Posted by Colpy View Post

Yeah, like Putin will no longer supply Syria because the UN doesn't want him too.

Or Saudi Arabia will no longer supply Syrian rebels.

And Iran will no longer arm Hezbollah.

And the Mexican drug cartels will no longer be able to buy weapons from South America.

These people are simply trying to expand their influence globally.

Russia will fulfill their defence agreements by targeting the Rebels to a degree that civilian losses are eliminated. Tracking them to their bases is also a gift that comes with that 'package'

Saudi is about to become a Province of the IS Conglomeration of moderated states. Like with an annual income in the trillions they aren't going to bitch.

Hexebullah will become the fast reaction security force that is ready and able to deal with emergencies as that develop in the Med as the NG starts to get piped ashore. The income clock will be the fastest one.

Mexican Cartels will be opening up the Amazon Hospital and Addiction center with branch offices through North America cause that is where the crazies are mostly located and the sooner they are all on meds the better.

Did we really have to try that hard to get a role as one of the bigger loser nations?
 
EagleSmack
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taxslave
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I didn't see anywhere what the penalties will be for breaking this new law. And who will enforce it. A law with no teeth is a joke.
 
EagleSmack
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxslave View Post

I didn't see anywhere what the penalties will be for breaking this new law. And who will enforce it. A law with no teeth is a joke.

These treaties are just so people from all over can get together and drink champagne and eat caviar on someone elses dime.
 
MHz
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Quote: Originally Posted by EagleSmack View Post

These treaties are just so people from all over can get together and drink champagne and eat caviar on someone elses dime.

So you were there when UN 181 was signed.