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Holtom, Paul and Christelle Rigual. 2015 ‘Small Arms Exporter Policies Towards Syria, 2011-2013.’ Small Arms Survey 2015: Weapons and the World; Chapter 4, p. 108. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press and the Small Arms Survey, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. 1 June
Small Arms Exporter Policies Towards Syria, 2011-2013
Several regional organizations and exporters listed in Table 4.10 introduced arms embargoes in 2011 in response to the Syrian civil war.
The EU imposed an arms embargo on Syria on 9 May 2011, Turkey in November 2011, and the League of Arab States in December 2011 (Al Jazeera, 2011b; EU, 2011; League of Arab States, 2011).
There have been repeated calls for a UN arms embargo on Syria and a draft UN Security Council resolution to that effect was circulated in mid-2011 (Lauria and Malas, 2011) (24)…
(24) For example, the UN Human Rights Council independent international commission of inquiry on Syria recommended in August 2014 'that the international community impose an arms embargo' on Syria (UNHRC, 2014, para. 146(a)).
Al Jazeera. 2011b. 'Turkey Imposes Sanctions on Syria.' 30 November.
EU (European Union). 2011. Council Decision 2011/273/CFSP of 9 May 2011 Concerning Restrictive Measures against Syria. Official Journal of the European Union, L121. 10 May
League of Arab States. 2011. Arab Ministerial Council Statement on the Situation in Syria [in Arabic]. 3 December.
Lauria, Joe and Nour Malas. 2011. 'Russia Introduces Competing UN Draft on Syria.' Wall Street Journal. 26 August.
UNHRC (United Nations Human Rights Council). 2014. Report of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic. A/HRC/27/60 of 13 August.
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