Palestine, Lebanon, and Mauritania hold informal virtual consultations on arms transfers to Israel ahead of Arms Trade Treaty working group meetings

20 February 2024

On 19 February 2024, the State of Palestine, Lebanon, and Mauritania held a virtual informal consultation ahead of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) Working Group meetings, taking place on 20–23 February 2024 in Geneva. The informal consultation focused on the case of Israel’s genocide of Palestinian people and the extent to which ATT states parties and signatories have implemented or abided by the legal provisions of the ATT in this context. The organisers hoped “to spark a discussion on options for enhanced cooperation to prevent and more effectively combat the irresponsible trade of conventional arms with Israel and increase adherence to international legal frameworks.” Read RCW's report on the consultation in the latest edition of our ATT Monitor.