“In parallel with the recent efforts at normative development involving UN member states, the UN system’s Coordinating Action on Small Arms - or CASA - mechanism has undertaken its own standard-setting initiative. The creation of a comprehensive set of International Small Arms Control Standards (ISACS) is modelled on the UN system’s prior development of technical standards for mine action and the disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration of ex-combatants. The ISACS project aims:
'to develop a set of internationally accepted and validated technical standards that provide comprehensive guidance to practitioners and policymakers on legal, policy and operational issues surrounding small arms control (UNGA, 2010e, para. 35).'
The ISACS modules are drafted by technical consultants, with inputs from a wide range of experts and practitioners.”