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Contents

SIPRI Yearbook 2023

SIPRI Yearbook 2023

II. Multilateral arms embargoes

Chapter:
12. Dual-use and arms trade controls
Source:
SIPRI Yearbook 2023
Author(s):
Mark Bromley

Arms embargoes are restrictions on transfers of arms and related services and, in certain cases, dual-use items. This section discusses developments in multilateral arms embargoes, that is, those imposed by the United Nations, European Union (EU) and other multilateral bodies. The UN Security Council uses its powers under Chapter VII of the UN Charter to impose arms embargoes that are binding for all UN member states and which form part of what the UN generally refers to as ‘sanctions measures’.1 During 2022, 14 UN arms embargoes were in force (see table 12.2, end of section). The EU imposes arms embargoes under its Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) that are binding for EU member states and which form part of what the EU generally refers to as ‘restrictive measures’.2 During 2022, 22 EU arms embargoes were in force, of which 11 matched the coverage of a UN arms embargo; 3 (Iran, South Sudan and Sudan) were broader in duration, geographical scope or the types of arms covered; while 8 had no UN counterpart. The Arab League had one arms embargo in place (on Syria) that also had no UN counterpart. In addition, one voluntary multilateral embargo imposed by the Conference on Security and Co-operation in Europe (CSCE, now renamed the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, OSCE) was in force for arms deliveries to forces engaged in combat in the Nagorno-Karabakh area.3

Citation (MLA):
Bromley, Mark. "12. Dual-use and arms trade controls." SIPRI Yearbook. SIPRI. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2016. Web. 22 Apr. 2024. <https://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198890720/sipri-9780198890720-chapter-012-div1-003.xml>.
Citation (APA):
Bromley, M. (2016). 12. Dual-use and arms trade controls. In SIPRI, SIPRI Yearbook 2023: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Retrieved 22 Apr. 2024, from https://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198890720/sipri-9780198890720-chapter-012-div1-003.xml
Citation (Chicago):
Bromley, Mark. "12. Dual-use and arms trade controls." In SIPRI Yearbook 2023: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security, SIPRI. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016). Retrieved 22 Apr. 2024, from https://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198890720/sipri-9780198890720-chapter-012-div1-003.xml
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