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South Sudan. 2008 ‘Section 3: Definitions.’ Draft Mandate of the Southern Sudan Bureau for Community Security and Small Arms Control; Chapter 1, pp. 1-2. Juba: Government of Southern Sudan. 1 January

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Section 3: Definitions

In this mandate, unless the context otherwise requires, the words and expressions shall have the meaning assigned to them respectively.

'Small arms' means and includes 'small arms' and 'light weapons' including ammunition, parts and explosives, where:

'Small Arms' are weapons designed for personal use such as light machine guns, sub machine guns, machine pistols, fully automatic rifles, assault rifles, and semi automatic rifles.

'Small arms' includes 'firearms', which means:

a) any portable, barreled weapon that expels, is designed to expel or may be readily converted to expel a shot, bullet, or projectile by the action of an explosive…

'Ammunition' is the complete round or its component, including cartridge cases, primers, propellant powder, bullets or projectiles that are used in small arms or light weapons…

'Small Arms Control' means the control and management of small arms including those that are acquired without a license or authorization from a competent authority. This includes 'stockpile management' which means and includes the safe and accountable management, recordkeeping, storage, transport, and disposal of small arms; the regulation of civilian possession and use of small arms including licensing 'civilian disarmament' which means the collection, storage and/or disposal of small arms held; and measures to control and reduce 'illicit trafficking' which refers to the unauthorized import, export, acquisition, sale delivery, movement or transfer of small arms inside and/or outside in the territory of Southern Sudan…

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