Panel discussion: Reducing the firepower of criminals and terrorists
The illicit proliferation of small arms and light weapons (SALW) is a global security, humanitarian and development challenge. These weapons fuel conflicts, undermine the rule of law and sustains impunity. Therefore the fight against the illicit trafficking of these weapons and their ammunition should be high on the European political agenda. On April 4 2019, the Flemish Peace Institute hosted a seminar on this new EU strategy. Senior researcher Nils Duquet of the Flemish Peace Institute presented his recent paper on the new EU strategy, which describes the development of EU policy on firearms and SALW and analyses the actions foreseen in the new strategy.