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Alpers, Philip and Conor Twyford. 2003 ‘Small Arms in the Pacific: Summary.’ Small Arms in the Pacific; Occasional Paper No. 8, p. xvi. Geneva: Small Arms Survey, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. 31 March
Small Arms in the Pacific: Summary
This study examines a wide range of small arms-related issues in 20 nations of the southern Pacific. It investigates the status of existing firearm legislation, the extent of legal stockpiles and illicit trade, and the socio-economic impacts of armed conflict on Pacific communities.
Case histories examine more closely the disarmament process in Bougainville and the Solomon Islands, along with the widespread disruption wrought with small arms in Fiji and Papua New Guinea. Current initiatives to combat small arms trafficking in the region are also examined…