The objectives of this informal Small Arms Consultative Group have been to develop shared understandings of two linked issues: transfers of small arms and light weapons (SALW) to non-state actors; and guidelines for national decisions on whether to authorise transfers of SALW. Considerable progress has been made in exploring and developing shared understandings on these issues, and in developing a framework for addressing them at a global level. The aim of this report is to provide an overview of the discussions held and the progress made in the first phase of the work of the Small Arms Consultative Group.
- Author(s):International Alert
University of Bradford
- Date:August 2004