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Moreau, Virginie, Cédric Poitevin and Jihan Seniora. 2010 ‘Comparison of the Main Regulatory Aspects Examined - Rwanda.’ Arms Transfer Controls: The Example of French-Speaking States in Sub-Saharan Africa; Annex III (Tables I, II, III), pp. 19-24. Brussels: Groupe de Recherche et d'Information sur la Paix et la Sécurité (GRIP). 1 May

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Comparison of the Main Regulatory Aspects Examined - Rwanda

National Legislation Studied
- Law No. 33/2009 of 18/11/2009 on the arms system

Table of National Regulation

Date of legislation: 2009
Category of arms: All conventional weapons ("all forms of arms and ammunition")
- Import: yes
- Export: yes
- Transit: yes
- Brokering: yes
Authority responsible: Ministry responsible for national police functions; Ministry of Defence for arms to the Rwandan Defence Forces

Comments:
- Provisions on marking and record-keeping arms
- Certificate of arms quality control, entering, leaving or manufactured in the country

Table of Operational Mechanisms

Imports:
- Approval: no
- Licence: yes
- Decision Making Process: no
- Operational Criteria: no
Exports
- Approval: no
- Licence: yes
- Decision Making Process: no
- Operational Criteria: no
Transit
- Approval: no
- Licence: yes
- Decision Making Process: Authorisation for transit is subject to a declaration on the arms recipient state; Authorisation for arms transits in Rwandan territory can be refused if there is any risk to national security
- Operational Criteria: no

Comments:
- A minimum of information is required for import, export, and transit licenses and End-Users
- A ban exists on arms exports to countries subject to UN embargoes or organisations of which Rwanda is a member

ID: Q4014

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