#Armstreaty Media Digest no 3: #Libya, contractors, corruption and Amnesty briefings

July 7 2011, 7:10 AM  by Oistein Thorsen

The ATT Monitor brings you highlights from a variety of online news sources and blogs dealing with the upcoming Arms Trade Treaty negotiations. Today’s digest features commentary on France’s arms transfers to Libya, testimony on private contractors before the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights calling for collaboration with the Arms Trade Treaty negotiations, Radio France debate on anti-corruption in an Arms Trade Treaty and Amnesty International releases two brieifing papers on Scope and Transparency in the Treaty. Enjoy!

Do as I Say, Not as I Do
Scott Stedjan from Oxfam America argues that France’s arms transfer to Libyan rebels who have been accused of serious human rights violations weakens the French position within the UN Arms Trade Treaty discussions which are due to resume July 11. The US should not follow suit.

Recommendations for Overseeing Government Contractors
Pratap Chatterjee testifies on private contractors before the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights calling for UN to collaborate with the Arms Trade Treaty negotiators. Via Center For American Progress.

Radio France debate on anti-corruption
Arms Trade Treaty debate in Radio France featuring the Head of the French Arms Trade Treaty delegation, Eric Danon, debating corruption in an ATT.

Amnesty Briefing Papers: Scope and Transparency | IANSA
Amnesty International has produced two briefing papers to support your work on the upcoming ATT PrepCom: ‘Our Right to Know: Transparent Reporting Under an ATT’ and ‘Arms for Repression: Will they be covered by an ATT’.