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Hadzovic, Denis, Armin Krzalic and Sanja Mihajlovic. 2013 ‘Legislation on the Control and Movement of SALW.’ Small Arms Survey 2010/2011: Bosnia and Herzegovina, p. 47. Belgrade: South Eastern and Eastern Europe Clearinghouse for the Control of Small Arms and Light Weapons (SEESAC), European Union, UN Development Programme. 20 November

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4.1.2. Legislation on the Control and Movement of SALW

The basic legislation for the domain of control over the movement of weapons is included in the BiH Law on the Control of the Movement of Weapons and Military Equipment. This Law regulates the methods and conditions under which the movement of weapons is performed within BiH, as well as the movement of weapons aboard. A request for the movement of weapons within BiH is submitted to the competent authority, whereas in the case of the export/import or transit of weapons it is submitted to the Ministry of Security of BiH. Furthermore, this Law also regulates the submission of a request for approval of surveillance and control measures taken for the movement of weapons and purposes of record keeping.

Apart from the above mentioned Law, it is also important to mention that on the 19 November 2009 EUFOR transferred this competence to domestic institutions. On this day, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between EUFOR, the Ministry of Security of BiH, the State Regulatory Agency for Radiation and Nuclear Security, the RS Ministry of Internal Affairs, the FBiH Ministry of Internal Affairs, the cantonal ministries of internal affairs and Brcko District Police in relation to the transference of control over the movement of weapons and military equipment.

The Law has certain exceptions, manifested in the fact that it is not applicable to the movement of weapons by the armed forces of BiH and police authorities. In addition, the Law does not apply to civilians that hold a valid weapons licence…1

[SALW = Small Arms and Light Weapons; BiH = Bosnia and Herzegovina; FBiH = Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, RS = Republika Srpska. EUROFOR = European Rapid Operational Force]

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