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institute for peace research at the Flemish Parliament.

Theme: conventional weapons

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  • Policy brief ‘Strengthening information-exchange on arms exports’ Report

    Authors: Diederik Cops

    Publication date: 22/11/2018

    The Flemish Peace Institute launches a new publication format: its first policy brief. In these policy briefs, the Institute aims to combine an in depth and thorough analysis with a set of specific recommendations to address the findings and conclusions ... read more

  • Factsheet Flemish foreign arms trade 2017 Factsheet

    Publication date: 02/10/2018

    In 2017 the licensed value of Flemish arms exports amounted to €106,8 million. In total, the Flemish government issued 126 individual licences for exports or transfers of defence-related goods. These numbers are in line with previous years. Main facts: Licensed ... read more

  • Flemish foreign arms trade 2016 Report

    Authors: Diederik Cops

    Publication date: 16/10/2017

    Summary of the report on Flemish foreign arms trade 2016. This summary describes the main conclusions of recent analyses by the  Peace Institute of the arms export control practices of the Flemish government in 2016. read more

  • Towards Europeanised arms export controls? Comparing control systems in EU Member States Report

    Authors: Diederik Cops, Nils Duquet & Gregory Gourdin

    Publication date: 15/06/2017

    This research focuses on the regulation of international trade in military equipment, both within the EU and with non-EU countries. To what extent have European regulatory initiatives succeeded in harmonizing national systems for arms exports? read more

  • Scrutinizing arms exports in Europe: The reciprocal relationship between transparency and parliamentary control External publication

    Information on exports of conventional military equipment was traditionally kept out of the public and political realm. In recent decades this gradually changed, and within the EU, Member States are legally bound to publish an annual report on arms exports ... read more

  • Revising Export Control Lists Report

    Authors: Samuel A. W. Evans

    Publication date: 24/03/2015

    This report by Dr. Samuel Evans explains how the lists of goods (weapons, military equipment, dual-use, …) that are placed under export control are established. read more

  • Business as usual? Assessing the impact of the Arab Spring on European arms export control policies. Report

    Authors: Nils Duquet

    Publication date: 24/03/2014

    This report evaluates the impact of the Arab Spring by analysing how four Member States (France, Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands) responded to these events in their arms export policies. Our research shows that the Member States responded differently. read more

  • Advice concerning the transit of strategic goods Advice

    Publication date: 19/11/2013

    Based on a comprehensive study of transit controls in Flanders and neighbouring countries, the Flemish Peace Institute has issued an advice to optimize the legal framework and administrative practices for the transit of strategic goods. Download this file   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