Taking stock of action on the illicit small arms trade: Combating the illicit trade in and proliferation of small arms and light weapons in the Member States of the League of Arab States

Objectives

  • sustainably build the national capacity of LAS Member States to combat the illicit proliferation of small arms, combat terrorism, and enhance security in post-conflict situations;
  • sustainably build the regional capacity of the LAS to address the same challenges;
  • strengthen LAS Member States’ national control over small arms and light weapons (SALW) at key stages of their life cycle; and
  • enhance the exchange of best practices and lessons learned.

Training

  • Sources of weapons
  • International legislation
  • Stockpile management and security
  • License fraud and indicators
  • Counterfeit and forgery
  • Illicit manufacture, including 3D-printed firearms
  • Identification of small arms and light weapons
  • Serial numbers and marking
  • Marking, record-keeping, and tracing
  • Use of INTERPOL tools (iARMS, Firearms Recovery Protocol)
  • Evidence and rules
  • Forensic handling
  • Safe handling
  • Detection, trends, and emerging threats
  • Risk assessments

BMS7 contributions

  • Chair: Glenn McDonald, Small Arms Survey
  • Fadi Achaia, Arms Control and Disarmament Department, League of Arab States
  • Lubna Allam, Small Arms Survey
  • Oisin Dawson, Small Arms Survey
  • Dhekra Fraoua, Small Arms Survey
  • Ralph P. Martinez, Firearms Programme, INTERPOL General Secretariat
  • Lene Rietveld, European External Action Service
  • Andrew Reynolds, World Customs Organization

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