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Rwanda. 2008 ‘Legislation, Regulations and Administrative Procedures.’ National Report of Rwanda 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); Section 2, p. 2. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Rwanda to the United Nations. 27 March

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2. Legislation, Regulations and Administrative Procedures

SALW in Rwanda are governed by the Decree nº 12/79 of 7 May 1979 on Firearms and Ammunitions, and the Presidential Decree nº 111/02 of May 1979 on the ways of executing decree nº 12/79. This decree was modified by law nº 13/2000 of 14/06/2000.

In liaison with concerned institutions, departments and agencies, the national legislation on firearms has been reviewed incorporating an important component of terrorism and the new law was adopted by the lower chamber of deputies in March 2008 it is now waiting to be approved by the senate.

[SALW = small arms and light weapons]

ID: Q3856

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