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Moreau, Virginie, Cédric Poitevin and Jihan Seniora. 2010 ‘Analysis of National Arms Transfer Control Systems - Arms Categories Covered.’ Arms Transfer Controls: The Example of French-Speaking States in Sub-Saharan Africa, pp. 8-9. Brussels: Groupe de Recherche et d'Information sur la Paix et la Sécurité (GRIP). 1 May

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Analysis of National Arms Transfer Control Systems - Arms Categories Covered

A minor part of the national regulation examined seeks to provide comprehensive coverage of conventional arms. In general, there are two examples of this kind: legislation covering conventional arms, apart from those for the security forces or regulation exclusively covering firearms (and excluding other kinds of conventional weapons).

In many French-speaking Sub-Saharan African countries, the arms held by the security forces (and sometimes by other public forces maintaining security and order) are not included in the scope of national legislation on arms and ammunition.

These arms are therefore covered by separate texts, to which public access is extremely difficult or indeed impossible.

ID: Q5012

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