Kerry To Sign UN Treaty Regulating Global Arms Sales
By Alex Lawson
Law360, New York (September 24, 2013, 5:32 PM EDT) -- Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday will sign on to a United Nations global treaty aimed at regulating the multibillion-dollar weapons trade and establishing a set of common standards to control the movement of various small arms and military vehicles, the State Department said Tuesday.
Kerry's signature will make the U.S. the 89th country to sign onto the Arms Trade Treaty, which the U.N. General Assembly passed in April by a 154-3 vote. The treaty regulates the import, export and transfer of conventional arms, including...