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Contents

SIPRI Yearbook 2020

SIPRI Yearbook 2020

I. Global instruments for conventional arms control

Chapter:
13. Conventional arms control and new weapon technologies
Source:
SIPRI Yearbook 2020
Author(s):
Ian Davis

Conventional arms control by states usually falls within one of two broad approaches: limiting and/or prohibiting weapons considered to be inhumane or indiscriminate; or regulating and managing weapons procurement, production, transfers and trade, with a view to preventing their destabilizing accumulation, diversion and/or misuse. There are five main global instruments for regulating the production, trade and/or use of conventional weapons: (a) the 1981 Convention on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Certain Conventional Weapons which may be Deemed to be Excessively Injurious or to have Indiscriminate Effects (the CCW Convention); (b) the 1997 Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti‑Personnel Mines and on their Destruction (the APM Convention); (c) the 2001 United Nations Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All its Aspects (the UN POA); (d) the 2008 Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM); and (e) the 2013 Arms Trade Treaty (ATT).

Citation (MLA):
Davis, Ian. "13. Conventional arms control and new weapon technologies." SIPRI Yearbook. SIPRI. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2016. Web. 5 Dec. 2020. <https://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198869207/sipri-9780198869207-chapter-013-div1-196.xml>.
Citation (APA):
Davis, I. (2016). 13. Conventional arms control and new weapon technologies. In SIPRI, SIPRI Yearbook 2020: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Retrieved 5 Dec. 2020, from https://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198869207/sipri-9780198869207-chapter-013-div1-196.xml
Citation (Chicago):
Davis, Ian. "13. Conventional arms control and new weapon technologies." In SIPRI Yearbook 2020: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security, SIPRI. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016). Retrieved 5 Dec. 2020, from https://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198869207/sipri-9780198869207-chapter-013-div1-196.xml
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