Model law against the illicit manufacturing of and trafficking in firearms, their parts and components and ammunition, second revised edition
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Model law against the illicit manufacturing of and trafficking in firearms, their parts and components and ammunition, second revised edition

It is hoped that the Model Law, as revised, remains a useful and practical voluntary tool, to facilitate the provision of legislative assistance to Member States, as well to guide policy makers, legal advisors and legislators, who wish to review or amend their domestic legal framework or adopt new legislation in a manner consistent with the Firearms Protocol and other relevant regional and international instruments, and will promote and facilitate international cooperation in preventing and combating criminal activity relating to firearms. The model legislative provisions contained in the Model Law are not meant to be transposed as such, but require careful consideration and customization to the specific domestic legal system in which they are supposed to operate.
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The Model Law against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, Their Parts and Components and Ammunition was developed by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in response to the request of the General Assembly to the Secretary-General to promote and assist the efforts of Member States to become party to and implement the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime1 and the Protocols thereto.2 It was developed in particular to assist States in implementing a legislative regime consistent with the provisions contained in the Protocol against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, Their Parts and Components and Ammunition, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime.3 Consequently, the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime, in its decision 4/6, adopted at its fourth session, urged States parties to the Firearms Protocol to strengthen their national legislation in a manner consistent with the Protocol, and requested the Secretariat to facilitate, whenever possible, technical assistance to States parties facing difficulties in its implementation; and also requested the Secretariat to develop technical assistance tools to assist States parties in the implementation of the Firearms Protocol.