Thursday, 06.10.2011 - Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire

Validation Workshop on the draft National Bill on Small Arms and Light Weapons

In its ambition to domesticate the ECOWAS Convention on Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW), the National Commission on SALW in Cote d’Ivoire, in collaboration with FES, hosted a debate on a draft bill with key stakeholders. Parliamentarians, politicians, representatives of the security and defense forces and civil society representatives discussed the bill and Ivorian specificities regarding local manufacture, repair and possession of SALW, management and security of stocks as well as the set of criminal proceedings in case of corruption in brokerage.

In its ambition to domesticate the ECOWAS Convention on Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW), the National Commission on SALW in Cote d’Ivoire, in collaboration with FES, hosted a debate on a draft bill with key stakeholders. Parliamentarians, politicians, representatives of the security and defense forces and civil society representatives discussed the bill and Ivorian specificities regarding local manufacture, repair and possession of SALW, management and security of stocks as well as the set of criminal proceedings in case of corruption in brokerage. The Cote d’Ivoire National Commission will transmit the revised bill to the Minister of Defense. Ultimately, the final draft will be submitted to the National Assembly.

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
Peace and Security Centre of Competence Sub-Saharan Africa

P.O. Box 15 416
Point E, boulevard de l’Est villa n°30
Dakar - Fann

+221 33 859 20 02

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www.fes-pscc.org
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