Oxfam report on Viktor Bout and the ATT

The trial against arms broker Viktor Bout begins in New York, US, on 11 October. Bout was arrested in 2008 for trying to sell arms to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia. He has been accused of supplying weapons that have fuelled conflicts in Africa, South America, and the Middle East. A new report by Oxfam International seeks to explain how an Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) could support states’ efforts to close current gaps that allow illicit brokers to operate with few constraints.