The Scope and Implications of a Tracing Mechanism for Small Arms and Light Weapons.
|dc.contributor.author||Greene, Owen J.|
|dc.identifier.citation||Greene, O.J. and Schutz, F. (2003). Chapter 1. Overview Paper. In: United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research. The Scope and Implications of a Tracing Mechanism for Small Arms and Light Weapons. Geneva: United Nations Publications. UNIDIR.||en|
|dc.description.abstract||The illegal proliferation of small arms and light weapons (SALW) is a global problem, and one consequence of this illicit trade is that regions can become flooded with these guns before, during and following a violent conflict. Effective tracing of these arms requires adequate marking and record-keeping systems as well as improved international co-operation by relevant authorities. This publication argues that the main obstacles to progress in this area are political in nature, rather than technological. Other issues discussed include: the selection of categories and types of SALWs for inclusion in a tracing mechanism; and the structures and institutions required for an effective firearms tracing system.||en|
|dc.subject||Firearms tracing system||en|
|dc.subject||Illegal arms transfers||en|
|dc.title||The Scope and Implications of a Tracing Mechanism for Small Arms and Light Weapons.||en|
|dc.type.version||not applicable paper||en|