Efficacy of Small Arms Control Measures and National Reporting: Learning from Africa (Research Note 33)

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on 24 November, 2020

Effective control of small arms is largely dependent upon each state’s capacity and willingness to design and implement appropriate legislation, regulatory procedures, and policies. Various international and regional frameworks—some of which are legally binding—set agendas, call for or require concrete actions, and encourage best practices in this area. In many of these contexts, states have committed themselves to issuing reports on progress made in implementation. Such reports also help to guide the matching of needs with resources.