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Congo (DRC). 2010 ‘Article 25.’ Proposed Act on Prevention, Control and Reduction of Small Arms and Light Weapons in the Democratic Republic of Congo of October 2010, p. 12. Kinshasa: National Assembly of the Democratic Republic of Congo. 1 October

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Article 25:

Les autorisations et permis … sont révocables à tout moment par l'autorité qui les à délivrés, ou sur décision de justice pour cause d'abus, ou lorsque la sécurité publique est menacée.

En cas de révocation, l'arme ou les armes ainsi que les munitions détenues sont saisies et mises au dépôt des Forces Armées de la République Démocratique du Congo au lieu indiqué par l'autorité compétente.

Lorsque la confiscation est prononcée, la vente des armes et munitions est obligatoirement effectuée de gré à gré et à leur valeur vénale, par le marchand d'armes désigné par le juge.

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Translated content:

Article 25:

Authorisations and permits … may be revoked at any time by the authority which issued them, or by court due to abuse, or when public safety is threatened.

In case of revocation, the firearm or firearms, as well as ammunition held, are seized and stored in the depot of the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo at the place indicated by the competent authority.

When the confiscation is ordered the sale of firearms and ammunition is necessarily carried out by mutual agreement and at their market value, by the firearms dealer designated by the judge.

[Note: This is the Proposed Act to amend the Ordinance 'Law No 085/035 of September 3, 1985, on the Regime of Arms and Ammunition', in line with the Nairobi Protocol for the Prevention, Control and Reduction of Small Arms and Light Weapons. The first 30 articles of the 2010 Proposed Act are relatively unchanged from the 1985 Law.]

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