The need to include ammunition in the ATT. March 2013.
This paper argues for the inclusion of ammunition in the Arms Trade Treaty. It points out that ammunition offers specific opportunities to meet the Treaty’s principles, goals and objectives. Particularly concerning warfare, controls over transfers of ammunition offer a greater opportunity to prevent atrocities compared to controls over weapons. Ammunition can only be used once, and needs to be re-supplied. Interrupting these supplies would offer an immediate means by which armed forces engaged in warfare could be stopped.
The paper identifies five opportunities for control provided by ammunition.