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Reducing the Stock of the Illicit Trade: Promoting Best Practice in Weapons Collection Programmes.

By E. Clegg, S. Faltas, G. McDonald and C. Waszink


yesIt is now widely recognised that, to be successful, efforts towards preventing and combating\ud the illicit trade in SALW will require a multifaceted approach which simultaneously tackles the\ud demand for and the supply of these weapons. In this regard, developing and promoting\ud international norms, standards and mechanisms for the effective removal of illicit weapons\ud from circulation is a major challenge for the UN Conference on the Illicit Trade in Small Arms\ud and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects.\ud There are two distinct scenarios within which weapons collection initiatives operate: the\ud peace-time scenario, where efforts are focused on reducing criminal violence; and the postconflict\ud scenario, where efforts are focused on the objective of conflict prevention through\ud peace-building

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, International co-operation, Small arms proliferation, Weapons collection initiatives, Conflict prevention, Peace-building, Criminal violence, UN Draft Programme of Action
Publisher: British American Security Information Council (BASIC), International Alert and Saferworld.
Year: 2001
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Provided by: Bradford Scholars

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