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dc.contributor.authorGreene, Owen J.
dc.contributor.authorSchutz, F.
dc.date.accessioned2009-11-10T14:24:35Z
dc.date.available2009-11-10T14:24:35Z
dc.date.issued2003
dc.identifier.citationGreene, 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.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/3892
dc.descriptionNoen
dc.description.abstractThe 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.language.isoenen
dc.relation.isreferencedbyhttp://books.google.com/books?id=1D7ppwzg7DAC&source=gbs_navlinks_sen
dc.subjectSmall armsen
dc.subjectLight weaponsen
dc.subjectTracing mechanismen
dc.subjectFirearms tracing systemen
dc.subjectGun controlen
dc.subjectIllegal arms transfersen
dc.titleThe Scope and Implications of a Tracing Mechanism for Small Arms and Light Weapons.en
dc.status.refereedYesen
dc.typeBook chapteren
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