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small arms and light weapons

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Illicit small arms and light weapons: International and EU action

Written by Carmen-Cristina Cîrlig Small arms and light weapons (SALW) are the main tools used in today’s conflicts, be they inter-state wars, civil wars or the actions of organised crime, and the cause of the majority of deaths from armed violence in the world – of combatants, but also, and mainly, of civilians. As past efforts have mostly been … Continue reading

Le contrôle des armes à feu dans l’UE

L’utilisation abusive des armes à feu représente un enjeu en termes de sécurité et de santé publique. Au sein de l’Union européenne (UE), ces armes sont la cause de plusieurs milliers de décès par an. Les homicides ne sont qu’une partie des infractions commises avec des armes à feu. Celles-ci sont utilisées dans le cadre … Continue reading

The Arms Trade Treaty. Finally an outcome and what next?

The fruit of years of negotiations and intensive civil society campaigning, the recent agreement of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) has been widely presented as a major achievement. Exceptionally it was adopted by resolution of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). The wide scope of the treaty, which includes small arms and light weapons (SALW) … Continue reading

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