ISACS News


2011 Small Arms Survey yearbook discusses ISACS

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“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.  …


Small Arms Survey study on civilian possession informed by ISACS

“This study offers an overview of civilian possession laws in the selected countries using a series of tables to compare and summarize specific elements of national and sub-national controls. Although not agreed in any inter- national negotiating forum, the elements of civilian gun control used to structure the tables have figured in various international reports and documents, such as the United Nations International Study on Firearm Regulation (UNCJIN, 1999), the UN Development Programme’s How to Guide: Small Arms and Light Weapons Legislation (UNDP, 2008), and the draft International Small Arms Control Standard on national controls over the access of civilians to small arms and light weapons of the UN Coordinating Action on Small Arms (UNCASA, forthcoming).”


SIPRI helps to draft ISACS module on transfer controls

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“Senior researcher Mark Bromley attended a side-event at the Preparatory Committee for the United Nations Conference on an Arms Trade Treaty organised by the UN Coordinating Action on Small Arms (CASA). The event focussed on one of the International Small Arms Control Standards (ISACS) which UN CASA is developing. …