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Information Exchange and Transparency: Key Elements of an International Action Programme on Small Arms.

By Owen J. Greene and P. Batchelor

Abstract

yesEfforts to combat and prevent illicit trafficking in, and proliferation and misuse of, small arms\ud and light weapons (SALW) are hampered by lack of relevant information-exchange and\ud transparency. International information exchange and transparency arrangements are key\ud elements of each of the main elements of the international action programme on SALW to be\ud launched at the UN 2001 Conference.\ud There is great scope to develop information management and distribution arrangements to\ud disseminate and exchange of relevant information on SALW without seriously compromising\ud national security, necessary commercial secrecy, or law enforcement. Indeed, national security,\ud commerce, crime prevention and law enforcement are generally enhanced by appropriate\ud transparency and information exchang

Topics: UN 2001 Conference on The Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects, Small arms and light weapons (SALW), Illegal arms trade, Illicit trafficking, Transparency, International co-operation, Draft International Action Programme, UN Firearms Protocol, Record-keeping, Stockpile security, Information exchange
Publisher: British American Security Information Council (BASIC), International Alert and Saferworld.
Year: 2001
OAI identifier: oai:bradscholars.brad.ac.uk:10454/4267
Provided by: Bradford Scholars

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