On 10 November 2021, UNODC through its Global Firearms Programme (GFP) with the facilitation of the United Nations Interim Mission in Kosovo has conducted a workshop for judges on the case law developed under Chapter XXIX “Weapons offences” of the Kosovo Criminal Code.
UNODC GFP has presented the draft firearms case law collection encompassing 30 court verdicts that have entered into force in the period 2015-2020. The collection contains examples of cases with a large number of firearms, trafficking in firearms, illicit possession, etc. The activity has resulted in identifying verdicts that could help in further harmonizing the sentencing practice, taking into consideration the type of firearms (automatic vs. hunting rifles), the use of the firearm (shooting in public places vs. transportation) and the location of the seized firearm (household vs public places).
This activity is implemented with the financial support provided by Germany, France, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Sweden and Norway through the Western Balkans SALW Control Roadmap Trust Fund and supported by the European Union.
(1) References to Kosovo shall be understood to be in the context of the United Nations Security Council resolution 1244 (1999).