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Control of the acquisition and possession of weapons [EU Legislation in Progress]

Written by Jana Valant (4th edition), In the aftermath of the Paris terrorist attacks, in November 2015 the European Commission presented a package of measures aiming to tighten control on the acquisition and possession of firearms in the European Union, improve traceability of legally held firearms and enhance cooperation between Member States, as well as … Continue reading

Use of armed drones

6 language versions available in PDF format Einsatz bewaffneter Drohnen Utilización de aeronaves no tripuladas armadas Utilisation de drones armés L’uso dei droni armati Stosowanie uzbrojonych dronów The use of armed drones Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or remotely piloted aerial systems (RPAS) – commonly known as drones – are designed for diverse uses: civilian, commercial … 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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