The grey zone : civilian protection between human rights and the laws of war
Oxford [etc.] : Hart, 2018
This chapter discusses the impact of the 2014 Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) on the protection of civilians. Starting with a brief overview of the ATT and its negotiation process, the author then analyses its articles 6 and 7, which lie at the heart of the treaty's civilian protection regime, setting out the bases on which states may refuse weapon exports. He finally argues that the ATT framework, imperfect as it is, contains nevertheless the necessary elements and mechanisms to ensure its efficacy as a tool to reduce human suffering caused by conflict.