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Lithuania. 2010 ‘Collection and Disposal.’ National Report of Lithuania on its Implementation of the United Nations Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (UNPoA); Chapter 2 (Section 6), p. 9. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Lithuania to the United Nations. 31 January

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Collection and Disposal

According to the LCA and the Resolution on the implementation of LCA, the Commission of Experts (Commission) must evaluate the suitability for use of confiscated, collected or seized arms or ammunition.

If the weapons are confirmed to be suitable for further use, the Commission must evaluate them. Depending on the decision of the Commission, the arms are either transferred to the possession of the Weaponry Fund for destruction or duly marked, registered and put for sale under the established procedure…

National legislation does not define methods on destruction of surplus stocks of SALW. All collected weapons are disassembled and destroyed by melting. Ammunition and pyrotechnic articles are destroyed by incineration.

Armed forces destroy their surplus stocks themselves, while other authorized bodies transfer them to the Weaponry Fund for destruction.

[LCA = Law on the Control of Arms; SALW = small arms and light weapons]

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