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Taming the Devil Within: How to use the Arms Trade Treaty to Address Diversion in Latin America
Control Arms
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Type of Document
Best practice document, Guidelines
Focus of Document
Diversion, International instruments, Risk assessments, Transfer controls

This report was written as part of the Control Arms “ATT Academy in Latin America”, a technical training which seeks to provide a new approach to learning about the ATT and its implementation to carefully selected participants, all of whom engage directly with the ATT in their work as government, or as part of civil society. It builds on earlier explorations of diversion in Latin America including the 2018 ATT Monitor Annual Report, as well as information gathered from qualitative surveys with participants at the ATT Academy in Latin America. This report offers specific advice to policymakers and advocates seeking to use the framework of the ATT to assess and mitigate the risks of diversion, particularly in Latin America. The report demonstrates the need for transparency, information sharing and international cooperation, and encourages the rigorous implementation of the ATT, in line with other relevant international and regional instruments.