Working Group on Firearms

Vienna, Austria, 16 and 17 July 2020

In its resolution 5/4, entitled "Illicit manufacturing of and trafficking in firearms, their parts and components and ammunition", the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime decided to establish an open-ended intergovernmental working group on firearms.

In its resolution 7/1, entitled "Strengthening the implementation of the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime and the Protocols thereto", the Conference decided, inter alia, that the Working Group on Firearms will be a constant element of the Conference of the Parties, forwarding its reports and recommendations to the Conference, and encouraged the working group to consider meeting on an annual basis, as needed.

The seventh session of the Working Group on Firearms, scheduled to take place on 17 and 18 March 2020 in Vienna, Austria, has been postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. New dates will be announced when appropriate. 

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Responsiveness of the Firearms Protocol and national legislation to new and emerging threats relating to the illicit manufacturing of and trafficking in firearms, their parts and components and ammunition. Background paper prepared by the Secretariat

Investigative and prosecutorial approaches in countering illicit firearms trafficking and related forms of crime within and across jurisdictions. Background paper prepared by the Secretariat

Report on the meeting of the Working Group on Firearms held in Vienna on 16 and 17 July 2020

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Responsiveness of the Firearms Protocol and national legislation to new and emerging threats relating to illicit manufacturing of and trafficking in firearms, their parts and components and ammunition (Agenda Item 2)
Panellists

Emmanuel Vallens (EU)

 

Isaak Morales (Mexico)

Title of presentation

Responsiveness to new threats of illicit manufacturing and trafficking of firearms

Capacidad de respuesta del Protocolo de Armas de Fuego y las legislaciones nacionales a las amenazas nuevas y emergentes relacionadas con el tráfico y la fabricación ilícitos de armas de fuego, sus piezas y componentes y municiones

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Investigative and prosecutorial approaches in countering illicit firearms trafficking and related forms of crime within and across jurisdictions (Agenda Item 3)
Panellist

HJ Odendaal (South Africa)

 

José Romero Morgaz (Spain)

 

Marcus Dantas (Brazil)

 

Christian Ponti (Italy)

Title of presentation

Investigative and prosecutorial approaches in countering illicit firearms trafficking and related forms of crime within and across jurisdictions

Firearms Investigation. Economic Investigation

Investigative and prosecutorial approaches in countering illicit firearms trafficking and related forms of crime within and across jurisdictions

Investigative and prosecutorial strategies to more effectively countering illicit firearms trafficking: some thoughts in the light of the Italian Practice

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Other interventions
Panellist

Ivaylo Stefanov (INTERPOL)

UNODC

EMPACT

Manuel Sánchez-Pardo López (Spain)

Title of presentation

Interpol Firearms Programme

Work of UNODC to Promote the Ratification of the Firearms Protocol

Best Practice Guidance for the Creation of National Firearms Focal Points

Lessons Learned from Operation Gestalt

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