The Firearms Protocol obliges States to adopt measures to enable confiscation of firearms, their parts and components and ammunition that have been illicitly trafficked; and to adopt, within their domestic legal systems, measures to prevent illicitly trafficked firearms, parts and components and ammunition from falling into the hands of unauthorized persons by seizing such firearms, their parts and components and ammunition. In compliance with these provisions, UNLIREC works with law enforcement officials across the region to build their capacity to identify and interdict illicitly trafficked weapons and provide them with the appropriate tools to mitigate the diversion of these weapons through:

  • Specialized training on identification of small arms, ammunition, parts and components, x-ray image interpretation and on-site simulations of interdictions using frequently employed methods of concealment

With the support of:

Germany

United States

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Interdicting Small Arms, Ammunition and Parts and Components Course

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