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NCJ Number: 183041 Find in a Library
Title: Proposals and Contributions Received From Governments, Fifth Session, Vienna, 4-15 October 1999 (A/AC.254/5/Add.10)
Corporate Author: Ad Hoc Committee on the Elaboration of a Convention
Against Transnational Organized Crime
Date Published: 1999
Page Count: 5
Sponsoring Agency: Ad Hoc Committee on the Elaboration of a Convention
Vienna, Austria
United Nations Publications
New York, NY 10017
Sale Source: United Nations Publications
Room DC2-853, 2 UN Plaza
New York, NY 10017
United States of America
Type: Conference Material
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: Austria
Annotation: This paper presents the proposals and contributions received from the governments of Belgium, Brazil, and Norway for consideration at the fifth session (October 4-15, 1999) of the United Nations Ad Hoc Committee on the Elaboration of a Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime as it continues to develop a text for this convention.
Abstract: Belgium proposes that the following new paragraph be added in article 4 on the scope of the convention: "(...) The activities of armed forces during an armed conflict, as those terms are understood under international humanitarian law, which are governed by that law shall not be governed by this Protocol." This wording is based on article 19, paragraph 2, of the International Convention for the Suppression of Terrorist bombings. Brazil and Norway provide a report on the technical session on firearms regulation held in Bergen, Norway, on September 6-8, 1999. The representatives of Brazil and Norway alternated as chairpersons of the session. The purpose of the session was to exchange information and views on an informal basis on technical matters and to enhance the understanding of the technical questions involved in the revised draft Protocol Against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, Ammunition and Other Related Materials, Supplementary to the United Nations Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime. The report on the session encompasses participant responses to papers on the marking of firearms as a tool for law enforcement and the export, import, transit authorization, and licensing of firearms.
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Belgium; Brazil; Illicit firearms; International agreements; International cooperation; International Law Enforcement Cooperation; Norway; Organized crime; Organized crime investigation; Organized crime prevention; Smuggling/Trafficking; United Nations (UN)
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