Citation(s) from the literature library

Flew, Catherine and Angus Urquhart. 2004 ‘Marking.’ Strengthening Small Arms controls: An Audit of Small Arms Control Legislation in the Great Lakes Region and the Horn of Africa - Eritrea, p. 18. London: Saferworld / SaferAfrica. 1 February

Relevant contents


International and regional agreements:

Bamako Declaration
Art. 3 A (iv)

Recommends establishing at the national level the responsible management of licit arms.

Protocol for the GLR and HoA
Art. 3 (c) (vi)

Requires provisions ensuring the standardised marking and identification of small arms and light weapons at the time of manufacture, import or export.

UN Programme of Action Section II
Art. 16

Requires the marking and registering of all confiscated, seized or collected small arms prior to their destruction or disposal.

UN Firearms Protocol
Art. 9

(c) Requires the marking of deactivated firearms with a clearly visible mark attesting to its deactivation.

Current national legislative controls: -


The national legislation does not conform to the regional and international agreements.

[GLR = Great lakes region; HoA = Horn of Africa]

ID: Q5340

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