The Flemish Peace Institute is an independent
institute for peace research at the Flemish Parliament.

Publications

  • Firearms and violent deaths in Europe Report

    Authors: Nils Duquet & Maarten Van Alstein

    Publication date: 25/06/2015

    On a regular basis, news stories appear in the media about public shootings where shooters use their guns to open fire and kill people in shopping malls or on school campuses. Mostly these stories deal with incidents in the United ... read more

  • Flemish Foreign Arms Trade 2013 Report

    Authors: Nils Duquet, Tomas Baum

    Publication date: 19/02/2015

    This annual report analyses the Government of Flanders’ policy on foreign arms trade. As part of its tasks as defined in its Founding Act, the Flemish Peace Institute “provides advice to the Flemish Parliament on the annual report of the ... read more

  • Illegal firearms in Belgium Factsheet

    Publication date: 05/01/2015

    The term “illegal arms” does not say much about the nature of the arms. Whether an arm is legal or illegal mainly depends on who owns, sells or uses it. While most people are prohibited from owning or using automatic ... read more

  • Transit of strategic goods in Europe Report

    Authors: Kathleen Van Heuverswyn, Nils Duquet

    Publication date: 13/08/2013

    This publication contains a detailed description of regulations and administrative practices for controlling the transit of strategic goods in the Flemish Region of Belgium, Germany, France, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. For the five national regimes investigated, the description ... read more

  • Flemish Foreign Arms Trade 2012 Report

    Authors: Nils Duquet, Milou Dubois

    Publication date: 25/06/2013

    In this report, Flemish licences for the transfer and for the import, export and transit of defence products are analyzed on the basis of the available figures. In this analysis we focus not only on the total figures, but also ... read more

  • Gun Ownership in Belgium Report

    Authors: Nils Duquet & Maarten Van Alstein

    Publication date: 19/09/2012

    This report sheds some light on the size and nature of gun ownership in Belgium through (1) the official statistics of the Belgian Central Weapons Register and the databases of provincial weapons administrations, and (2) the results of telephone surveysthe ... read more

  • Flemish foreign trade in dual-use items 2011 Report

    Authors: Nils Duquet

    Publication date: 19/06/2012

    Dual-use items are products and technologies that were not developed specifically for military purposes but which may have a military application. Exports of these dual-use items from Flanders are regulated by EC Regulation 428/2009. This report analyses licences issued and ... read more