On 28 May 2021, the UNODC Global Firearms Programme (GFP) held the third workshops with judges on firearms-related case law. The objective of the event was to complete the development of UNODC’s case law collection, in terms of its volume and substance and to introduce new firearms-related court cases linked to firearms seizures at border crossing points Serbia/Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia/Croatia. The newly obtained cases will cover the court practice in firearms-related cases along Western Balkan Route.
The event resulted with agreement to supplement the case law collection with narrative on domestic legislation compliance with United Nation Convention against Transnational Organized Crime and its Firearms Protocol, and official statistical data on sentencing policy. In the upcoming period, review group will be formed with the contributing judges with an aim to finalize the case law collection and subsequent meetings will be held with the Supreme Court, High Judicial Council and Judicial Academy to arrange to modality for publication and distribution of the case law collection.
This activity is implemented with the financial support provided by Germany, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Sweden, France and Norway through the Western Balkans SALW Control Roadmap Trust Fund and supported by the European Union.