Citation(s) from the literature library

Flew, Catherine and Angus Urquhart. 2004 ‘Disposal / Destruction.’ Strengthening Small Arms controls: An Audit of Small Arms Control Legislation in the Great Lakes Region and the Horn of Africa - Eritrea, p. 30. London: Saferworld / SaferAfrica. 1 February

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Disposal / Destruction

International and regional agreements:

Protocol for the GLR and HoA Art. 8
(a) Requires effective programmes for the collection, safe-storage, destruction and responsible disposal of small arms and light weapons rendered surplus, redundant or obsolete, in accordance with domestic laws.
(b) requires that small arms and light weapons rendered surplus, redundant or obsolete through the implementation of a peace process, the re-equipment or re-organisation of armed forces and/or other state bodies are securely stored, destroyed or disposed of in a way that prevents them from entering the illicit market or flowing into regions in conflict or any other destination that is not fully consistent with agreed criteria for restraint.

UN Programme of Action Section II Art. 16 and UN Firearms Protocol Art. 6 (2)

Specify the need for provisions to ensure the destruction of confiscated, seized or collected firearms where no other form of disposition or use has been officially sanctioned.

Bamako Declaration Art. 3 A (iv)

Recommends that Member States should develop and implement programmes for the identification and destruction of surplus, obsolete and seized stocks.

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: Q5349

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