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Small Arms Survey. 2004 ‘Targeting the Middlemen: Controlling brokering activities.’ Small Arms Survey 2004: Rights at Risk, p. 157. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 1 July
Poland, Slovakia, and Ukraine… impose an obligation on brokers to refrain from facilitating trade in certain situations.
In this sense, brokers are considered responsible for the application of the listed criteria, which include:
- the risk that the transferred weapons will be used in human rights violations, will threaten stability, or contribute to terrorist acts (Poland, 2000, art. 10.1);
- national -- foreign policy, economic, and trade -- interests and obligations rising from international agreements (Slovakia, 1998, art. 10.3); and
- the risk that the transferred weapons will be used for purposes, or by end-users, different from those stated in the contract (Ukraine, 2003, art. 17).