On 17 February 2021 United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) through its Global Firearms Program (GFP) organized discussions with Deputy Minister of Justice of Bosnia and Herzegovina prof.dr. Nezir Pivic on legislative analysis of criminal law and criminal procedure law and its harmonization with the Protocol against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, their Parts and Components and Ammunition (Firearms Protocol) and United Nations Convention on Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC).
UNODC also presented the Review Mechanism for the Implementation of UNTOC and the Protocols thereto, informing the Deputy Minister on links with the activities that UNODC is implementing currently in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The scope of the discussions included the implementation of BiH of the regional Roadmap for sustainable solution to the illegal possession, misuse and trafficking of small arms and light weapons (SALW) and their ammunition in the Western Balkans by 2024 as guiding and consensual document of the regional authorities. Deputy Minister Pivic expressed his support for the activities of UNODC GFP.
The financial support for UNODC’s GFP activities in BiH is provided under the Western Balkans SALW Control Roadmap Multi-Partner Trust Fund by France, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and United Kingdom.