Weapons Tracing in Conflict Theatres: Lessons and Perspectives

13 June 2014

During the last couple of decades, increasing attention and resources have been dedicated to tracing illicit weapons in conflict areas. This Paper underlines the importance of this discipline and the value of the evidence-based information it generates, not only to identify the entities involved in international sanctions violations, but also to improve understanding of conflict dynamics, to enhance conflict analysis, to improve the effectiveness of existing arms control mechanisms, and to steer international assistance and cooperation more effectively.

Crédit photo: Claudio Gramizzi