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Hadzovic, Denis, Armin Krzalic and Sanja Mihajlovic. 2013 ‘Summary: SALW Capacity.’ Small Arms Survey 2010/2011: Bosnia and Herzegovina, p. d7. Belgrade: South Eastern and Eastern Europe Clearinghouse for the Control of Small Arms and Light Weapons (SEESAC), European Union, UN Development Programme. 20 November

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SALW Capacity…

- [B]osnia and Herzegovina has adopted for a state strategy consisting of legal regulations, the establishment of organisational capacities within the structures of authority competent for matters pertaining to SALW… The Coordination Board on SALW was established by the Council of Ministers of BiH and is in charge of the implementation and harmonisation of legislature with international acts…

- Government institutions in BiH are responsible for implementation of overall control over SALW in accordance with international acts. Adoption of the Law on Foreign Trade in Goods and Services of Strategic Importance to the Security of the State has ensured a uniform approach to the issuance of licenses for the export, import, brokering and transit of weapons and military equipment…

- [B]iH police forces have collected a considerable amount of illegal weapons and ammunition, despite the fact that 82% of the overall amount was voluntarily surrendered by citizens. Furthermore, the collection of 818,025 pieces of ammunition… 4,321 long-barrelled weapons, 2,118 pistols, 1,772 rifle-grenades… represent a significant effort…

- Those weapons proclaimed as inoperative or as surplus within the framework of the armed forces of BiH represent a security and institutional challenge for government institutions. A surplus of nearly 100,000 weapons and 22,500 tons of ammunition and explosive devices is subject to the policy on destruction. Enhancement of the industrial capacity for the destruction of ammunition together with a common political will are preconditions for the formation of a mid-term solution to this issue…

[SALW = Small Arms and Light Weapons; BiH = Bosnia and Herzegovina]

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