Regional Seminar: "Harmonization of legislation and best practices for the implementation of the Firearms Protocol in South America"

25- 27 June 2012- Buenos Aires, Argentina

The Regional Seminar on the harmonization of laws and best practices for the implementation of the Firearms Protocol in the region, took place on 25, 26 and 27 June in Buenos Aires. The meeting was attended by Member States of Mercosur and Associated States, their delegations consisted of officials from Gun Control divisions (Ministry of Defence, Police, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Security), Attorney General's Office, Judiciary, Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Civil Society.
The seminar focused on the regional harmonization in the implementation of the Firearms Protocol, addressing each article individually. As a result, regional strategies were developed aiming to improve national legislation, as well as strengthening harmonization and cooperation among States