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institute for peace research at the Flemish Parliament.

Theme: conventional weapons

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  • Pulling the trigger: gun violence in Europe Report

    Authors: Nils Duquet (ed.), Szymon Buczyński, Piotr Chlebowicz, Sanja Ćopić, Quitterie de Labbey, Mirjana Dokmanović, Matteo Dressler (with the support of Clara Vandewege and Sofie Waebens), Declan Hillier, Paul James, Katharina Krüsselmann, Matt Lewis, Marieke Liem, Jarosław Moszczyński, Tomasz Safjański, Dennis Vanden Auweele.

    Publication date: 27/10/2022

    This report contains the 7 country studies  – Belgium, Estonia, the Netherlands, Poland, Serbia, Spain and Sweden –  that were undertaken as part of the second phase of project TARGET. While the reader will be able to observe interesting similarities ... read more

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Advice concerning ammunition marking Advice

    Publication date: 13/03/2013

    With reference to a legislative proposal submitted in the Belgian Senate for amending the Weapons Act of 8 June 2006, and in response to the growing attention being given to ammunition control in the international debate on arms trade, the ... read more

  • Advice concerning the global Arms Trade Treaty Advice

    Publication date: 11/03/2013

    In the framework of the negotiations concerning a global Arms Trade Treaty in  March 2013, the Flemish Peace Institute launched an advice to the Federal and Regional Governments of Belgium, as well as other actors involved in the negotiations, to address ... read more

  • A European Agenda for Security Technology: From Innovation Policy to Export Controls Report

    Authors: Dr. Jocelyn Mawdsley

    Publication date: 22/02/2013

    This report examines the EU agenda on security technology. It questions whether security and defence or internal and external security have largely merged since the end of the Cold War so that there is no longer any significant difference between ... read more

  • The role of the EU in the negotiations on an International Arms Trade Treaty Report

    Authors: Sara Depauw

    Publication date: 06/12/2012

    This report was published within the EU Non-proliferation Consortium, in collaboration with the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). read more

  • The Legal Framework for the Control on Dual Use Items in Flanders Report

    Authors: Sara Depauw

    Publication date: 25/11/2011

    This note gives a clear overview of the legal framework for the control on Dual Use items in Flanders with the aim of developing a view of what policy aspects need to be covered by a Flemish parliamentary Act. read more

  • Flemish Foreign Arms Trade and Trade in Dual Use Items 2009 Report

    Authors: Nils Duquet

    Publication date: 17/03/2010

    This report analyzes the Flemish Foreign Arms Trade and Trade in Dual Use Items in 2009. read more