ISACS News


AOAV assessment of SALW trafficking between DRC & Burundi draws extensively on ISACS 05.60 on border controls

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“A key element of ISACS is the call on States to prevent, combat and eradicate the illicit trade in SALW by putting in place effective controls to deter, detect and intercept illicit movements across their borders. It recognises that the co-operation among States to prevent illicit cross-border movements of SALW is a complex and multi-faceted task, especially in cases where a border is long, porous, remote or difficult to access, or if government agencies responsible for border management lack the required capacity and resources.


Amnesty International report on arming ISIS calls on States to bolster SALW controls with help of ISACS

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“…states must adhere to international obligations to prevent the proliferation of conventional arms by fully implementing the Arms Trade Treaty and other arms control standards including the Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects, the UN Protocol against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, Their Parts and Components and Ammunition and related guidance contained in the International Small Arms Control Standards.”


EU to develop firearms tracing handbook based on ISACS

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"The Commission will moreover continue to fully support the European Firearms Experts Group's activities to develop a handbook for tracking and tracing illegal firearms. Building upon the International Tracing Instrument and the international best practices developed by the United Nations International Small Arms Control Standards (ISACS), this manual will be disseminated to all Member States' law enforcement authorities. …