Ten years after the launch of the EU Code of Conduct on Arms Exports the policy document is in need of revision, say eight European NGO’s in a common report. The Code cannot handle the reality of today’s globalised arms trade and is still not a legally-binding agreement. The Code of Conduct on Arms exports must be seen as a first step. Based on 10 years of experience we must now start improvements, filling loopholes and inconsistencies, says the NGO’s.
Published by Saferworld and others, with contributions of Campagne tegen Wapenhandel. June 2008
Also read the policy statement.