Under the Firearms Protocol, States are obliged to adopt such measures as may be necessary to enable confiscation of firearms, their parts and components and ammunition that have been illicitly trafficked. In addition, States Parties shall adopt, within their domestic legal systems, such measures as may be necessary to prevent illicitly trafficked firearms, parts and components and ammunition from falling into the hands of unauthorized persons by seizing such firearms, their parts and components and ammunition.
In compliance with these provisions, UNLIREC works with law enforcement officials to build their interdiction capacity and provide them with the appropriate tools to mitigate the diversion of these weapons through:
UNLIREC organized second edition of pilot course in Dominican Republic to identify weapons by means of postal shipment through x-ray technology13 Nov 17
UNLIREC launches pilot course in Costa Rica to identify weapons via the post through x-ray technology20 Mar 17
UNLIREC collaborates with CASRA in the development of a Course for Interdicting Small Arms in Postal Shipments21 Jul 17
Interdicting Small Arms in Postal Shipments (ISAPS) Course