Action Against Small Arms: A Resource and Training Handbook by Jim Coe

By Jim Coe

The out of control unfold and misuse of small hands and light-weight guns represent a main issue of world proportions. They wreck either lives and livelihoods; they seem to be a possibility to peace and improvement, to democracy and human rights. because the mid-1990s, civil-society teams and a few revolutionary governments have began to boost measures to wrestle the predicament. This instruction manual is a special source which attracts jointly classes from winning campaigns in lots of components of the area. it really is basically designed to be a source for civil-society firms, however it could be of use to somebody looking to advance more desirable motion opposed to the unfold and misuse of small arms.The ebook is split into 4 major sections. half 1 units the coverage context for motion, giving a concise and informative survey of the key nationwide, neighborhood, and foreign projects to wrestle the proliferation and abuse of small hands. components 2 and three offer a suite of simply adaptable, useful instruments and strategies to assist with strategic making plans and motion, supported by means of case experiences of optimistic impression accomplished by means of activists worldwide. half four offers a accomplished worldwide listing of firms at present engaged on the small-arms factor.

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Action Against Small Arms: A Resource and Training Handbook

The out of control unfold and misuse of small hands and lightweight guns represent a challenge of world proportions. They ruin either lives and livelihoods; they're a probability to peace and improvement, to democracy and human rights. because the mid-1990s, civil-society teams and a few revolutionary governments have all started to improve measures to wrestle the predicament.

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However, since Turkey was not a member of the EU and was not covered by the embargo, little could be done to stop MKEK from producing H&K small arms under licence and from continuing to supply these weapons to the Indonesian security forces. Recommendations for controlling Licensed Production Overseas • States should not allow the transfer of licensed-production capability where there is a risk that the SALW subsequently produced will be transferred to an abusive end-user, or where the recipient State cannot demonstrate sufficient accountability in terms of end-use control.

Men, women, girls, boys, older people, disabled people, and members of all ethnic and religious groups should be consulted and should feel a sense of ownership of any resulting plan. Excombatants and ex-gang members from different sides may have much in common with each other and can act powerfully for change in challenging machismo and gun culture. Elders’ voices are often critical; for youth, alternatives must be found to provide the sense of identity, purpose, group support, and security that membership of gangs can offer.

The weapons were subsequently trans-shipped to Liberia. 69 Recommendations for controlling arms brokers • Governments need to introduce national measures to control brokering. These should apply to the buying, selling, and promotion of SALW. All such brokering transactions should require the licensed approval of government and be judged on the same strict export criteria as direct SALW transfers (see above). • To be effective, such controls must apply to all nationals, wherever they live, and to any company or individual resident or registered in the country.

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