What We Do

Name of Project:

Legal Assistance for Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives Normative Frameworks


UNLIREC provides specialized legal advice to Member States seeking to update or overhaul national firearms legislation and legal frameworks. The Centre´s legal team assists states by undertaking comparative legal studies to contrast laws with international instruments, emitting legal opinions on proposed bills of law upon Member State request and providing specialized training to judicial operators with an eye to reducing impunity in cases of illicit firearms trafficking and armed violence.

Target Group:

Legal officials and decision-makers from different national sectors responsible for firearms control.


  • Promote the harmonization of national legislation, in line with international instruments, at the regional and sub-regional levels.
  • Support the integration of international agreements into new and reformed laws.
  • Reduce impunity in cases of illicit arms trafficking.

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