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Scope for International Minimum Standards on Tracing Illicit SALW Ammunition

by Holger Anders, researcher at GRIP

Le 6 juin 2005

There is a close link between trafficking in illicit small arms and light weapons (SALW) and trafficking in related ammunition. Both commodities are predominantly diverted from the legal market and often are trafficked by the same actors and through the same routes. The availability of ammunition on illicit markets is also a key determinant for the ability of armed groups to sustain protracted armed conflict ...
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