Citation(s) from the literature library

Flew, Catherine and Angus Urquhart. 2004 ‘Trade.’ Strengthening Small Arms Controls: An Audit of Small Arms Control Legislation in the Great Lakes Region and the Horn of Africa - Sudan, pp. 11-12. London: Saferworld / SaferAfrica. 1 February

Relevant contents


The national legislation conforms to most of the provisions of the regional and international agreements:

- Trading in small arms requires a licence and the legislation contains details on the licensing procedure.

- Records must be maintained on all small arms imported for the purpose of trading therein and small arms dealers must keep records on those small arms deposited in or withdrawn from public warehouses.

- Small arms dealers may only carry out business in the premises specified in the licence.

- Dealers can only sell small arms and ammunition to those with a permit to receive it, in accordance with the type and number of arms specified in this permit.

However, fundamental absences include:

- No requirement that records be maintained for not less than ten years.

- No prohibition on the pawning and pledging of small arms.

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