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Flew, Catherine and Angus Urquhart. 2004 ‘Overview of Existing Legislation and Conformity to Regional and International Agreements and Definitions.’ Strengthening Small Arms controls: An Audit of Small Arms Control Legislation in the Great Lakes Region and the Horn of Africa - Eritrea, p. 10. London: Saferworld / SaferAfrica. 1 February

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Overview of Existing Legislation and Conformity to Regional and International Agreements and Definitions

There is currently no piece of legislation in Eritrea devoted exclusively to the issue of small arms. Those provisions that exist in relation to small arms are contained in the transitional penal code (circa 1993).

The transitional penal code does not contain any definitions relating to arms or ammunition. This is a serious impairment to the implementation of the code, since it precludes agreement as to the categories of arms controlled by the code. Those responsible for developing new legislation must address this matter urgently and should introduce definitions compatible with those laid out in the Protocol for the GLR and HoA and UN Firearms Protocol.

[GLR = Great lakes region; HoA = Horn of Africa]

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