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Report June 2018

IMPLEMENTING THE PROGRAMME OF ACTION AND INTERNATIONAL TRACING INSTRUMENT An Assessment of National Reports, 2012–17 Paul Holtom and Moshe Ben Hamo Yeger

Implementing the Programme of Action and International Tracing Instrument An Assessment of National Reports, 2012–17 Paul Holtom and Moshe Ben Hamo Yeger

A Small Arms Survey publication with support from the European Union (Council Decision CFSP 2017/633)

Credits

Published in Switzerland by the Small Arms Survey © Small Arms Survey, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, 2018 First published in June 2018 All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, without the prior permission in writing of the Small Arms Survey, or as expressly permitted by law, or under terms agreed with the appropriate reprographics rights organization. Enquiries concerning reproduction outside the scope of the above should be sent to the Publications Coordinator, Small Arms Survey, at the address below.

Small Arms Survey Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies Maison de la Paix, Chemin Eugène-Rigot 2E 1202 Geneva, Switzerland

Content edited by Glenn McDonald Copy-edited by Hannah Austin ([email protected]) Proofread by Stephanie Huitson ([email protected]) Typeset in Meta by Frank Benno Junghanns ([email protected]) Cover photo: Magazines and newly made cartridges at a manufacturing company in Florida, April 2009. Source: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

ISBN 978-2-940548-52-1

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About the authors

Paul Holtom is a senior researcher for the Small Arms Survey. Paul’s research focuses on efforts to strengthen regulation and increase transparency in the international arms trade, as well as measures to address arms trafficking and diversion. He was the director of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute’s Arms Transfers Programme (2009–13) and served as adviser to the Group of Governmental Experts on the UN Register of Conventional Arms in 2013 and 2016. Moshe Ben Hamo Yeger is a research assistant at the Small Arms Survey. Before joining the Survey, he worked as a policy adviser for the Mexican government’s Ministry of Social Development. He has also worked in Mexico researching issues related to education, human rights, and international law. He holds bachelor’s degrees in international relations and business management from the Autonomous Institute of Technology (Mexico) and a master’s degree in international relations and political science from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (Geneva).

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Acknowledgements

The authors would like to the thank the Council of the European Union and the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) for their generous financial support of this publication, and the staff of the Conventional Arms Branch of the UNODA for their comments on an earlier version. Mathieu Morelato and Brittany Wilshire at the Survey provided valuable research support. Other colleagues at the Survey contributed useful inputs for the publication. The authors would like to thank the production team, especially Hannah Austin and Francisco Rodrigo Trejo Campos.

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Contents

List of boxes and figures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 List of abbreviations and acronyms Executive summary

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