Citation(s) from the literature library

Flew, Catherine and Angus Urquhart. 2004 ‘Arms Embargoes, State-Owned Small Arms and Penalties.’ Strengthening Small Arms Controls: An Audit of Small Arms Control Legislation in the Great Lakes Region and the Horn of Africa - Sudan, p. 13. London: Saferworld / SaferAfrica. 1 February

Relevant contents

Arms Embargoes

There are no controls relating to the enforcement of arms embargoes.

State-Owned Small Arms

The Regulations contain a detailed list stating which types of small arms may be owned by various groups such as ministers, provincial governors, members of the judicial authority, army officers, police forces and public service and quasigovernmental establishment workers. The Act also contains provisions for the disposal of small arms and ammunition used by the armed forces. However, it does not state the form of disposal that should be used. Further, there is no provision for the rendering of small arms as surplus or obsolete.


The penalties to be imposed for various contraventions of the Act are listed. They range from imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years, plus a fine, for the import of small arms without a licence, to death or imprisonment for not less than ten years for the possession, use or carrying of small arms without a licence in certain areas, as specified by the President of the Republic.

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