This report, Central and Eastern Europe A Regional Assessment of Small Arms Control Initiatives,is the first in a series of Assessments published by International Alert in English to support the exchange of knowledge and information about small arms controls in Eurasia.It profiles the national control agreements and capabilities to address matters pertaining to small arms and light weapons (SALW) in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). It profiles the national control agreements and capabilities to address matters pertaining to small arms and light weapons (SALW) in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE).Six countries (Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, the Slovak Republic and Slovenia) were selected because they represented a broad range of the key issues and problems regarding the export of SALW across the entire region.
The research involved both significant amounts of desk-based research including the examination of relevant reports, government publications and newspaper articles, as well as direct incountry engagement in the form of interviews with officials, academics and nongovernmental organisations (NGOs) in each of the countries studied. The report has then been subject to the evaluation of a number of individuals who are known for both their interest in the region and their expertise in the area of small arms.
- Author(s):Suzette R. Grillot
- Date:March 2003