During the past decade, ukraine has gained a reputation as one of the world's most active suppliers of illegal small arms it is one of several eastern european countries that has turned to arms. In addition to this boatload of military cargo, un member states have reported interdictions of illicit conventional arms transfers from north korea to african countries, chemical weapons-related. Illicit small arms and light weapons (international tracing instrument) and • protocol against the illicit manufacturing of and trafficking in firearms, their parts and components and ammunition , supplementing the united nations convention against.
For the third time in recent weeks, international naval forces operating in the waters of the arabian sea seized a shipment of illicit arms march 28, which the united states assessed originated in iran and was likely bound for houthi insurgents in yemen. The guided-missile destroyer uss jason dunham (ddg 109), deployed to us 5th fleet, seized an illicit shipment of arms from a stateless skiff in the international waters of the gulf of aden, on aug 28. Illicit arms in indonesia crisis group asia briefing n°109, 6 september 2010 page 3 b guns for self-defence the question of gun permits for self-defence is more.
The illicit trade in small arms and light weapons occurs in all parts of the globe but is concentrated in areas afflicted by armed conflict, violence, and organized crime, where the demand for illicit weapons is often highest. The arms trade treaty is a powerful tool in helping prevent weapons transfers to government security forces where there is a likelihood that they will be used to seriously violate international human rights and humanitarian law. Arms trafficking, also known as gunrunning, is the trafficking of contraband weapons and ammunition what constitutes legal trade in firearms varies widely, depending on local and national laws what constitutes legal trade in firearms varies widely, depending on local and national laws. The african union says there is the need for a concerted effort to combat trade in illicit small arms and light weapons which continue to cause untold suffering and pain, threatening the peace and sec.
Manama, bahrain - the guided-missile destroyer uss jason dunham (ddg 109), deployed to us 5th fleet, seized an illicit shipment of arms from a stateless skiff in the international waters of. Given the close links between terrorism, organized crime and drug trafficking, the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons has the potential to affect any country in the world at any timefocused efforts to identify and curb the sources and methods of the illicit trade via robust export controls, law enforcement measures, and efforts to expeditiously destroy excess stocks and. The nexus among terrorists, narcotics traffickers, weapons proliferators, and • illegal trafficking in arms and narcotics is increasing in western europe, and. Policies to prevent firearm trafficking more than half of the dealers surveyed were willing to facilitate this kind of illegal small arms are smuggled from.
Thousands of guns acquired legally but later rendered illicit through lapsed permits have become a growing concern because no one has kept track of them throughout the country, corruption facilitates the circulation of illegal arms in different ways and undermines what on paper is a tight system of regulation. • a definitive figure for the value of international conventional arms transfers is difficult to calculate with precision in 2010, the total value, as recorded in national statistics, was approximately us$72 billion since then, it is estimated that it the arms trade has been approaching us$100. I came across this on accident, but there is a facebook group, based in libya that is completely centered around the illicit small arms trade in that countrythere is nothing surprising about the huge trade of illicit small arms in war torn countries, but the absolutely blatant exist of such a group is what really got me.
On this page we have listed ongoing efforts by the international governmental community to address the dangers posed by the illicit traffic in small arms. The illicit trade of small arms has become a major global security threat nowhere is that more clear than in colombia where criminal gangs, left-wing guerrillas, and right-wing paramilitaries smuggle tens of millions of dollars of dangerous weapons. The tangled web of illicit arms traﬃ cking countries where gun laws are more restrictive this technique is commonplace between the united states, mexico, and canada. The reality of an illegal arms market is one such discussion in this context, it is clear that the number of illegal arms passing through the border must be drastically and immediately reduced, and this can happen through better supervision and regulation of the arms market.
The national commission against proliferation of illicit small arms (ncapisa) 2005-2008 since the establishment of the un the programme of action (poa) on small arms and light weapons in 2003 sri lanka has actively engaged with the poa. Measuring illicit arms flows: niger 3 overview this briefing paper examines the measurement of illicit arms flows in niger in the context of the un sustainable development. In january 2003 the andean community (bolivia, colombia, ecuador, peru, and venezuela) adopted decision 552, approving a plan to crack down on illicit arms trafficking29 the mercosur states have also focused on small arms through explorations of urban violence, drug trafficking, and criminality.