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  • 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

  • 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

  • Flemish Foreign Arms Trade 2011 Report

    Authors: Nils Duquet

    Publication date: 23/05/2012

    Report on the Flemish Foreign Arms Trade in 2011 (This report also exists in Dutch)   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

  • Advice concerning the preliminary draft for a Flemish Arms Trade Act Advice

    On 4 May 2011, the Flemish Peace Institute received a request from the President of the Flemish Parliament to provide advice on the preliminary draft Act concerning the import, export and transit of firearms, ammunition, defence-related materials, the associated technology ... read more

  • Advice concerning the annual report of the Flemish Government about the Flemish foreign arms trade in 2010 Advice

    This advice highlights a few important elements in the Flemish Government’s report about licences issued and denied for arms, ammunition and equipment specifically intended for military use or for law enforcement and associated technology, that was submitted to the Flemish ... read more