Getting rid of illegal guns

Engineering a peaceful transition in the Bangsamoro

This policy brief proposes a strategy for addressing the problem of illegal firearms in the Mindanao region of the Philippines. The recently signed peace agreement between the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front commits both parties to undertaking a ‘normalisation’ process. Yet the proliferation of illegal firearms poses a real challenge to normalisation in the Bangsamoro territory. This is one of five policy briefs that look at the importance of shadow economies in achieving sustainable peace in Mindanao. Find out more here.