Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
Pézard, Stéphanie and Nicolas Florquin. 2007 ‘Institutional Capacities and Disarmament Initiatives.’ Small Arms in Burundi: Disarming the civilian population in peacetime; Special Report No. 7, p. 65. Geneva: Small Arms Survey, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. 1 August
Institutional capacities and disarmament initiatives
On 4 May 2005, President Ndayizeye signed a decree (no. 100/061) marking the start of a civilian disarmament campaign.
This decree applied to 'young members of the Peace Guardians and […] any other person holding firearms for the purposes of civil self-defence; armed civilians in possession of a firearms licence; persons who are illegally armed' (Republic of Burundi, 2005, article 2).