THE TRADE IN SMALL ARMS AND LIGHT WEAPONS ON THE DARK WEB: A STUDY

The UN Office for Disarmament Affairs has published an Occasional Paper which summarises the main findings and implications of the first empirical study investigating the scale and scope of arms trafficking on the dark web.  It is claimed that the findings of this study shed light on the scale and scope of arms trafficking on the dark web, illustrating the range of weapons traded, their market price and most common transit routes.  In addition, it discusses the implications of this growing phenomenon for law enforcement agencies and policy makers, highlighting the key role that firearms control measures continue to play in the presence of new forms of trafficking.

https://www.un.org/disarmament/publications/occasionalpapers/unoda-occasional-papers-no-32-october-2018

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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