Law Library of Congress - Global Legal Monitor: Global Legal Monitor: Weapons http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?home The Global Legal Monitor is an online publication from the Law Library of Congress covering legal news and developments worldwide. It is updated frequently and draws on information from the Global Legal Information Network, official national legal publications, and reliable press sources. You can search previous news by searching the archive. en-us Global Legal Monitor: Kenya: Parliament Considering Security Laws Amendment Legislation http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404235_text Asylum; Criminal procedure; National security; Terrorism; Weapons - Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).)... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404235_text Global Legal Monitor: Russia: Right to Use Firearms Extended http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404208_text Weapons - Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) On November 8, 2014, the Government of the Russian Federation amended the Rules on Circulation of Civil and Service Weapons and Munitions in the Territory of the Russian Federation (Government Regulation No. 1178, Government Legal... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404208_text Global Legal Monitor: United Nations: Arms Trade Treaty Scheduled to Become Effective http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404143_text Treaties and International Agreements/Weapons; United Nations Arms Trade Treaty, 2013 - Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) On November 8, 2014, the Government of the Russian Federation amended the Rules on Circulation of Civil and Service Weapons and Munitions in the Territory of the Russian Federation (Government Regulation No. 1178, Government Legal The United Nations announced on September 25, 2014, that the Arms Trade Treaty adopted by the General Assembly in 2013 will enter into force in 90 days. It reached the necessary number of 50 ratifications on... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404143_text Global Legal Monitor: Dominican Republic; Organization of American States: Donation of Firearms Marking Equipment http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404051_text Weapons - Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) On November 8, 2014, the Government of the Russian Federation amended the Rules on Circulation of Civil and Service Weapons and Munitions in the Territory of the Russian Federation (Government Regulation No. 1178, Government Legal The United Nations announced on September 25, 2014, that the Arms Trade Treaty adopted by the General Assembly in 2013 will enter into force in 90 days. It reached the necessary number of 50 ratifications on The Organization of American States (OAS) recently announced that it had donated equipment to mark firearms, for the second time, to the Government of the Dominican Republic. The donation was made as part of a... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404051_text Global Legal Monitor: United States: Supreme Court Rules Local Crimes Not Covered by Statute Implementing Chemical Weapons Convention http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404032_text Crime and law enforcement; Supreme court; Treaties and International Agreements/Weapons; United Nations Chemical Weapons Convention, 1993 - Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) On November 8, 2014, the Government of the Russian Federation amended the Rules on Circulation of Civil and Service Weapons and Munitions in the Territory of the Russian Federation (Government Regulation No. 1178, Government Legal The United Nations announced on September 25, 2014, that the Arms Trade Treaty adopted by the General Assembly in 2013 will enter into force in 90 days. It reached the necessary number of 50 ratifications on The Organization of American States (OAS) recently announced that it had donated equipment to mark firearms, for the second time, to the Government of the Dominican Republic. The donation was made as part of a The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.)... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 12 Jun 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404032_text Global Legal Monitor: Economic Community of West African States; Nigeria; United Nations: Partnership to Fight Spread of Weapons http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403914_text Weapons; International organizations - Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) On November 8, 2014, the Government of the Russian Federation amended the Rules on Circulation of Civil and Service Weapons and Munitions in the Territory of the Russian Federation (Government Regulation No. 1178, Government Legal The United Nations announced on September 25, 2014, that the Arms Trade Treaty adopted by the General Assembly in 2013 will enter into force in 90 days. It reached the necessary number of 50 ratifications on The Organization of American States (OAS) recently announced that it had donated equipment to mark firearms, for the second time, to the Government of the Dominican Republic. The donation was made as part of a The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) Nigeria has partnered with two international organizations, the United Nations and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), in developing a weapons collection program for the unstable northern portion of the country. The purpose... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 31 Mar 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403914_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia; Saudi Arabia: Defense Cooperation Agreement Signed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403841_text International affairs; Terrorism; Treaties and International Agreements/Terrorism; Treaties and International Agreements/Weapons - Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) On November 8, 2014, the Government of the Russian Federation amended the Rules on Circulation of Civil and Service Weapons and Munitions in the Territory of the Russian Federation (Government Regulation No. 1178, Government Legal The United Nations announced on September 25, 2014, that the Arms Trade Treaty adopted by the General Assembly in 2013 will enter into force in 90 days. It reached the necessary number of 50 ratifications on The Organization of American States (OAS) recently announced that it had donated equipment to mark firearms, for the second time, to the Government of the Dominican Republic. The donation was made as part of a The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) Nigeria has partnered with two international organizations, the United Nations and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), in developing a weapons collection program for the unstable northern portion of the country. The purpose On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 29 Jan 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403841_text Global Legal Monitor: Denmark: Anti-Gang Measures Proposed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403736_text Crime and law enforcement; Weapons - Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) On November 8, 2014, the Government of the Russian Federation amended the Rules on Circulation of Civil and Service Weapons and Munitions in the Territory of the Russian Federation (Government Regulation No. 1178, Government Legal The United Nations announced on September 25, 2014, that the Arms Trade Treaty adopted by the General Assembly in 2013 will enter into force in 90 days. It reached the necessary number of 50 ratifications on The Organization of American States (OAS) recently announced that it had donated equipment to mark firearms, for the second time, to the Government of the Dominican Republic. The donation was made as part of a The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) Nigeria has partnered with two international organizations, the United Nations and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), in developing a weapons collection program for the unstable northern portion of the country. The purpose On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On October 29, 2013, Denmark's Justice Minister, Morten Bandoslash;dskov, announced a plan to respond to the problem of gang-related crime in the country. There were 49 gang-related shootings in Denmark in the first six months of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 30 Oct 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403736_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico: Admission to Australia Group http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403719_text Arms control and nonproliferation; International affairs; Weapons - Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) On November 8, 2014, the Government of the Russian Federation amended the Rules on Circulation of Civil and Service Weapons and Munitions in the Territory of the Russian Federation (Government Regulation No. 1178, Government Legal The United Nations announced on September 25, 2014, that the Arms Trade Treaty adopted by the General Assembly in 2013 will enter into force in 90 days. It reached the necessary number of 50 ratifications on The Organization of American States (OAS) recently announced that it had donated equipment to mark firearms, for the second time, to the Government of the Dominican Republic. The donation was made as part of a The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) Nigeria has partnered with two international organizations, the United Nations and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), in developing a weapons collection program for the unstable northern portion of the country. The purpose On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On October 29, 2013, Denmark's Justice Minister, Morten Bandoslash;dskov, announced a plan to respond to the problem of gang-related crime in the country. There were 49 gang-related shootings in Denmark in the first six months of The Mexican government recently announced that it has been formally admitted as a member of the 42-member Australia Group (AG). (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, M;xico Ingresa Formalmente al Grupo Australia (Aug. 12,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 26 Sep 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403719_text Global Legal Monitor: Namibia: Police Chief Calls for Gun Law Reform http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403602_text Weapons; Police power - Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) On November 8, 2014, the Government of the Russian Federation amended the Rules on Circulation of Civil and Service Weapons and Munitions in the Territory of the Russian Federation (Government Regulation No. 1178, Government Legal The United Nations announced on September 25, 2014, that the Arms Trade Treaty adopted by the General Assembly in 2013 will enter into force in 90 days. It reached the necessary number of 50 ratifications on The Organization of American States (OAS) recently announced that it had donated equipment to mark firearms, for the second time, to the Government of the Dominican Republic. The donation was made as part of a The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) Nigeria has partnered with two international organizations, the United Nations and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), in developing a weapons collection program for the unstable northern portion of the country. The purpose On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On October 29, 2013, Denmark's Justice Minister, Morten Bandoslash;dskov, announced a plan to respond to the problem of gang-related crime in the country. There were 49 gang-related shootings in Denmark in the first six months of The Mexican government recently announced that it has been formally admitted as a member of the 42-member Australia Group (AG). (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, M;xico Ingresa Formalmente al Grupo Australia (Aug. 12, It was reported on May 20, 2013, that Sebastian Ndeitunga, Namibia's Police Inspector General, said that the country is "too armed"; that the process for obtaining arms... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 23 May 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403602_text Global Legal Monitor: South Africa: Parliament Considering Measure to Outlaw Possession of Weapons in Public Gatherings http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403491_text Weapons - Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) On November 8, 2014, the Government of the Russian Federation amended the Rules on Circulation of Civil and Service Weapons and Munitions in the Territory of the Russian Federation (Government Regulation No. 1178, Government Legal The United Nations announced on September 25, 2014, that the Arms Trade Treaty adopted by the General Assembly in 2013 will enter into force in 90 days. It reached the necessary number of 50 ratifications on The Organization of American States (OAS) recently announced that it had donated equipment to mark firearms, for the second time, to the Government of the Dominican Republic. The donation was made as part of a The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) Nigeria has partnered with two international organizations, the United Nations and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), in developing a weapons collection program for the unstable northern portion of the country. The purpose On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On October 29, 2013, Denmark's Justice Minister, Morten Bandoslash;dskov, announced a plan to respond to the problem of gang-related crime in the country. There were 49 gang-related shootings in Denmark in the first six months of The Mexican government recently announced that it has been formally admitted as a member of the 42-member Australia Group (AG). (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, M;xico Ingresa Formalmente al Grupo Australia (Aug. 12, It was reported on May 20, 2013, that Sebastian Ndeitunga, Namibia's Police Inspector General, said that the country is "too armed"; that the process for obtaining arms South Africa's government recently submitted the Dangerous Weapons Bill, 2012, aimed at banning possession of "dangerous weapons" at public gatherings, to the country's Parliament for consideration. (... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 19 Feb 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403491_text Global Legal Monitor: China: 2012 National Campaign to Fight Firearms-Control Offenses http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403488_text Weapons - Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) On November 8, 2014, the Government of the Russian Federation amended the Rules on Circulation of Civil and Service Weapons and Munitions in the Territory of the Russian Federation (Government Regulation No. 1178, Government Legal The United Nations announced on September 25, 2014, that the Arms Trade Treaty adopted by the General Assembly in 2013 will enter into force in 90 days. It reached the necessary number of 50 ratifications on The Organization of American States (OAS) recently announced that it had donated equipment to mark firearms, for the second time, to the Government of the Dominican Republic. The donation was made as part of a The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) Nigeria has partnered with two international organizations, the United Nations and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), in developing a weapons collection program for the unstable northern portion of the country. The purpose On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On October 29, 2013, Denmark's Justice Minister, Morten Bandoslash;dskov, announced a plan to respond to the problem of gang-related crime in the country. There were 49 gang-related shootings in Denmark in the first six months of The Mexican government recently announced that it has been formally admitted as a member of the 42-member Australia Group (AG). (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, M;xico Ingresa Formalmente al Grupo Australia (Aug. 12, It was reported on May 20, 2013, that Sebastian Ndeitunga, Namibia's Police Inspector General, said that the country is "too armed"; that the process for obtaining arms South Africa's government recently submitted the Dangerous Weapons Bill, 2012, aimed at banning possession of "dangerous weapons" at public gatherings, to the country's Parliament for consideration. (In a campaign to fight firearms control offenses launched by China's Ministry of Public Security (MPS, the police) in 2012, 160,000 guns and 2,780 tons of explosives... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 13 Feb 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403488_text Global Legal Monitor: Australia: Provision on Life Sentence for Trafficking in Firearms Passed by House of Representatives http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403484_text Weapons - Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) On November 8, 2014, the Government of the Russian Federation amended the Rules on Circulation of Civil and Service Weapons and Munitions in the Territory of the Russian Federation (Government Regulation No. 1178, Government Legal The United Nations announced on September 25, 2014, that the Arms Trade Treaty adopted by the General Assembly in 2013 will enter into force in 90 days. It reached the necessary number of 50 ratifications on The Organization of American States (OAS) recently announced that it had donated equipment to mark firearms, for the second time, to the Government of the Dominican Republic. The donation was made as part of a The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) Nigeria has partnered with two international organizations, the United Nations and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), in developing a weapons collection program for the unstable northern portion of the country. The purpose On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On October 29, 2013, Denmark's Justice Minister, Morten Bandoslash;dskov, announced a plan to respond to the problem of gang-related crime in the country. There were 49 gang-related shootings in Denmark in the first six months of The Mexican government recently announced that it has been formally admitted as a member of the 42-member Australia Group (AG). (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, M;xico Ingresa Formalmente al Grupo Australia (Aug. 12, It was reported on May 20, 2013, that Sebastian Ndeitunga, Namibia's Police Inspector General, said that the country is "too armed"; that the process for obtaining arms South Africa's government recently submitted the Dangerous Weapons Bill, 2012, aimed at banning possession of "dangerous weapons" at public gatherings, to the country's Parliament for consideration. (In a campaign to fight firearms control offenses launched by China's Ministry of Public Security (MPS, the police) in 2012, 160,000 guns and 2,780 tons of explosives On February 5, 2013, the lower chamber of the Australian federal parliament voted to pass legislation that will introduce a new aggravated offense of trafficking in firearms. The offense will be subject to a maximum penalty... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 11 Feb 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403484_text Global Legal Monitor: Brazil: President Vetoes Amendment to Disarmament Statute http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403455_text Weapons - Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) On November 8, 2014, the Government of the Russian Federation amended the Rules on Circulation of Civil and Service Weapons and Munitions in the Territory of the Russian Federation (Government Regulation No. 1178, Government Legal The United Nations announced on September 25, 2014, that the Arms Trade Treaty adopted by the General Assembly in 2013 will enter into force in 90 days. It reached the necessary number of 50 ratifications on The Organization of American States (OAS) recently announced that it had donated equipment to mark firearms, for the second time, to the Government of the Dominican Republic. The donation was made as part of a The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) Nigeria has partnered with two international organizations, the United Nations and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), in developing a weapons collection program for the unstable northern portion of the country. The purpose On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On October 29, 2013, Denmark's Justice Minister, Morten Bandoslash;dskov, announced a plan to respond to the problem of gang-related crime in the country. There were 49 gang-related shootings in Denmark in the first six months of The Mexican government recently announced that it has been formally admitted as a member of the 42-member Australia Group (AG). (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, M;xico Ingresa Formalmente al Grupo Australia (Aug. 12, It was reported on May 20, 2013, that Sebastian Ndeitunga, Namibia's Police Inspector General, said that the country is "too armed"; that the process for obtaining arms South Africa's government recently submitted the Dangerous Weapons Bill, 2012, aimed at banning possession of "dangerous weapons" at public gatherings, to the country's Parliament for consideration. (In a campaign to fight firearms control offenses launched by China's Ministry of Public Security (MPS, the police) in 2012, 160,000 guns and 2,780 tons of explosives On February 5, 2013, the lower chamber of the Australian federal parliament voted to pass legislation that will introduce a new aggravated offense of trafficking in firearms. The offense will be subject to a maximum penalty On January 10, 2013, Brazilian President Dilma Roussef vetoed a bill (Mensagem de Veto No. 002, de 9 de Janeiro de 2013, PLANALTO.GOV.BR) that amended the Disarmament Statute (Lei No. 10.826 of 22 de... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 11 Jan 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403455_text Global Legal Monitor: Norway: New Restrictions on Weapons Exports http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403425_text Weapons - Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) On November 8, 2014, the Government of the Russian Federation amended the Rules on Circulation of Civil and Service Weapons and Munitions in the Territory of the Russian Federation (Government Regulation No. 1178, Government Legal The United Nations announced on September 25, 2014, that the Arms Trade Treaty adopted by the General Assembly in 2013 will enter into force in 90 days. It reached the necessary number of 50 ratifications on The Organization of American States (OAS) recently announced that it had donated equipment to mark firearms, for the second time, to the Government of the Dominican Republic. The donation was made as part of a The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) Nigeria has partnered with two international organizations, the United Nations and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), in developing a weapons collection program for the unstable northern portion of the country. The purpose On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On October 29, 2013, Denmark's Justice Minister, Morten Bandoslash;dskov, announced a plan to respond to the problem of gang-related crime in the country. There were 49 gang-related shootings in Denmark in the first six months of The Mexican government recently announced that it has been formally admitted as a member of the 42-member Australia Group (AG). (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, M;xico Ingresa Formalmente al Grupo Australia (Aug. 12, It was reported on May 20, 2013, that Sebastian Ndeitunga, Namibia's Police Inspector General, said that the country is "too armed"; that the process for obtaining arms South Africa's government recently submitted the Dangerous Weapons Bill, 2012, aimed at banning possession of "dangerous weapons" at public gatherings, to the country's Parliament for consideration. (In a campaign to fight firearms control offenses launched by China's Ministry of Public Security (MPS, the police) in 2012, 160,000 guns and 2,780 tons of explosives On February 5, 2013, the lower chamber of the Australian federal parliament voted to pass legislation that will introduce a new aggravated offense of trafficking in firearms. The offense will be subject to a maximum penalty On January 10, 2013, Brazilian President Dilma Roussef vetoed a bill (Mensagem de Veto No. 002, de 9 de Janeiro de 2013, PLANALTO.GOV.BR) that amended the Disarmament Statute (Lei No. 10.826 of 22 de Norway has recently adopted rules placing additional restrictions on exports of weapons produced in the country. The move comes after a report that more than 200 civilians were killed by Norwegian firearms in the Iraq war.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 07 Dec 2012 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403425_text Global Legal Monitor: Finland: Electronic Firearms Registry Part of Integrated Police Records System http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403334_text Weapons - Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) On November 8, 2014, the Government of the Russian Federation amended the Rules on Circulation of Civil and Service Weapons and Munitions in the Territory of the Russian Federation (Government Regulation No. 1178, Government Legal The United Nations announced on September 25, 2014, that the Arms Trade Treaty adopted by the General Assembly in 2013 will enter into force in 90 days. It reached the necessary number of 50 ratifications on The Organization of American States (OAS) recently announced that it had donated equipment to mark firearms, for the second time, to the Government of the Dominican Republic. The donation was made as part of a The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) Nigeria has partnered with two international organizations, the United Nations and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), in developing a weapons collection program for the unstable northern portion of the country. The purpose On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On October 29, 2013, Denmark's Justice Minister, Morten Bandoslash;dskov, announced a plan to respond to the problem of gang-related crime in the country. There were 49 gang-related shootings in Denmark in the first six months of The Mexican government recently announced that it has been formally admitted as a member of the 42-member Australia Group (AG). (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, M;xico Ingresa Formalmente al Grupo Australia (Aug. 12, It was reported on May 20, 2013, that Sebastian Ndeitunga, Namibia's Police Inspector General, said that the country is "too armed"; that the process for obtaining arms South Africa's government recently submitted the Dangerous Weapons Bill, 2012, aimed at banning possession of "dangerous weapons" at public gatherings, to the country's Parliament for consideration. (In a campaign to fight firearms control offenses launched by China's Ministry of Public Security (MPS, the police) in 2012, 160,000 guns and 2,780 tons of explosives On February 5, 2013, the lower chamber of the Australian federal parliament voted to pass legislation that will introduce a new aggravated offense of trafficking in firearms. The offense will be subject to a maximum penalty On January 10, 2013, Brazilian President Dilma Roussef vetoed a bill (Mensagem de Veto No. 002, de 9 de Janeiro de 2013, PLANALTO.GOV.BR) that amended the Disarmament Statute (Lei No. 10.826 of 22 de Norway has recently adopted rules placing additional restrictions on exports of weapons produced in the country. The move comes after a report that more than 200 civilians were killed by Norwegian firearms in the Iraq war. It was reported on September 6, 2012, that Finland's police force will have a new, electronic registry of firearms owned by citizens, which will streamline the processing... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 24 Sep 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403334_text Global Legal Monitor: Canada: Quebec Court Decision Saves Gun Registry http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403326_text Weapons - Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) On November 8, 2014, the Government of the Russian Federation amended the Rules on Circulation of Civil and Service Weapons and Munitions in the Territory of the Russian Federation (Government Regulation No. 1178, Government Legal The United Nations announced on September 25, 2014, that the Arms Trade Treaty adopted by the General Assembly in 2013 will enter into force in 90 days. It reached the necessary number of 50 ratifications on The Organization of American States (OAS) recently announced that it had donated equipment to mark firearms, for the second time, to the Government of the Dominican Republic. The donation was made as part of a The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) Nigeria has partnered with two international organizations, the United Nations and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), in developing a weapons collection program for the unstable northern portion of the country. The purpose On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On October 29, 2013, Denmark's Justice Minister, Morten Bandoslash;dskov, announced a plan to respond to the problem of gang-related crime in the country. There were 49 gang-related shootings in Denmark in the first six months of The Mexican government recently announced that it has been formally admitted as a member of the 42-member Australia Group (AG). (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, M;xico Ingresa Formalmente al Grupo Australia (Aug. 12, It was reported on May 20, 2013, that Sebastian Ndeitunga, Namibia's Police Inspector General, said that the country is "too armed"; that the process for obtaining arms South Africa's government recently submitted the Dangerous Weapons Bill, 2012, aimed at banning possession of "dangerous weapons" at public gatherings, to the country's Parliament for consideration. (In a campaign to fight firearms control offenses launched by China's Ministry of Public Security (MPS, the police) in 2012, 160,000 guns and 2,780 tons of explosives On February 5, 2013, the lower chamber of the Australian federal parliament voted to pass legislation that will introduce a new aggravated offense of trafficking in firearms. The offense will be subject to a maximum penalty On January 10, 2013, Brazilian President Dilma Roussef vetoed a bill (Mensagem de Veto No. 002, de 9 de Janeiro de 2013, PLANALTO.GOV.BR) that amended the Disarmament Statute (Lei No. 10.826 of 22 de Norway has recently adopted rules placing additional restrictions on exports of weapons produced in the country. The move comes after a report that more than 200 civilians were killed by Norwegian firearms in the Iraq war. It was reported on September 6, 2012, that Finland's police force will have a new, electronic registry of firearms owned by citizens, which will streamline the processing On September 10, 2012, a judge of the Cour Sup;rieur (Superior Court) of Quebec issued a decision that declared part of a Canadian federal law to be unconstitutional; the law had abolished a particular register of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 13 Sep 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403326_text Global Legal Monitor: Organization of American States: Firearms Marking Equipment http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403235_text Weapons - Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) On November 8, 2014, the Government of the Russian Federation amended the Rules on Circulation of Civil and Service Weapons and Munitions in the Territory of the Russian Federation (Government Regulation No. 1178, Government Legal The United Nations announced on September 25, 2014, that the Arms Trade Treaty adopted by the General Assembly in 2013 will enter into force in 90 days. It reached the necessary number of 50 ratifications on The Organization of American States (OAS) recently announced that it had donated equipment to mark firearms, for the second time, to the Government of the Dominican Republic. The donation was made as part of a The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) Nigeria has partnered with two international organizations, the United Nations and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), in developing a weapons collection program for the unstable northern portion of the country. The purpose On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On October 29, 2013, Denmark's Justice Minister, Morten Bandoslash;dskov, announced a plan to respond to the problem of gang-related crime in the country. There were 49 gang-related shootings in Denmark in the first six months of The Mexican government recently announced that it has been formally admitted as a member of the 42-member Australia Group (AG). (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, M;xico Ingresa Formalmente al Grupo Australia (Aug. 12, It was reported on May 20, 2013, that Sebastian Ndeitunga, Namibia's Police Inspector General, said that the country is "too armed"; that the process for obtaining arms South Africa's government recently submitted the Dangerous Weapons Bill, 2012, aimed at banning possession of "dangerous weapons" at public gatherings, to the country's Parliament for consideration. (In a campaign to fight firearms control offenses launched by China's Ministry of Public Security (MPS, the police) in 2012, 160,000 guns and 2,780 tons of explosives On February 5, 2013, the lower chamber of the Australian federal parliament voted to pass legislation that will introduce a new aggravated offense of trafficking in firearms. The offense will be subject to a maximum penalty On January 10, 2013, Brazilian President Dilma Roussef vetoed a bill (Mensagem de Veto No. 002, de 9 de Janeiro de 2013, PLANALTO.GOV.BR) that amended the Disarmament Statute (Lei No. 10.826 of 22 de Norway has recently adopted rules placing additional restrictions on exports of weapons produced in the country. The move comes after a report that more than 200 civilians were killed by Norwegian firearms in the Iraq war. It was reported on September 6, 2012, that Finland's police force will have a new, electronic registry of firearms owned by citizens, which will streamline the processing On September 10, 2012, a judge of the Cour Sup;rieur (Superior Court) of Quebec issued a decision that declared part of a Canadian federal law to be unconstitutional; the law had abolished a particular register of On June 25, 2012, the Organization of American States (OAS) announced that it will donate equipment to mark firearms to the Argentinean government. The equipment is to be utilized by Argentina's Ministry of Security in combating... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 13 Jul 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403235_text Global Legal Monitor: Dominican Republic; Organization of American States: Agreement to Combat Trafficking in Firearms http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403127_text Weapons - Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) On November 8, 2014, the Government of the Russian Federation amended the Rules on Circulation of Civil and Service Weapons and Munitions in the Territory of the Russian Federation (Government Regulation No. 1178, Government Legal The United Nations announced on September 25, 2014, that the Arms Trade Treaty adopted by the General Assembly in 2013 will enter into force in 90 days. It reached the necessary number of 50 ratifications on The Organization of American States (OAS) recently announced that it had donated equipment to mark firearms, for the second time, to the Government of the Dominican Republic. The donation was made as part of a The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) Nigeria has partnered with two international organizations, the United Nations and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), in developing a weapons collection program for the unstable northern portion of the country. The purpose On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On October 29, 2013, Denmark's Justice Minister, Morten Bandoslash;dskov, announced a plan to respond to the problem of gang-related crime in the country. There were 49 gang-related shootings in Denmark in the first six months of The Mexican government recently announced that it has been formally admitted as a member of the 42-member Australia Group (AG). (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, M;xico Ingresa Formalmente al Grupo Australia (Aug. 12, It was reported on May 20, 2013, that Sebastian Ndeitunga, Namibia's Police Inspector General, said that the country is "too armed"; that the process for obtaining arms South Africa's government recently submitted the Dangerous Weapons Bill, 2012, aimed at banning possession of "dangerous weapons" at public gatherings, to the country's Parliament for consideration. (In a campaign to fight firearms control offenses launched by China's Ministry of Public Security (MPS, the police) in 2012, 160,000 guns and 2,780 tons of explosives On February 5, 2013, the lower chamber of the Australian federal parliament voted to pass legislation that will introduce a new aggravated offense of trafficking in firearms. The offense will be subject to a maximum penalty On January 10, 2013, Brazilian President Dilma Roussef vetoed a bill (Mensagem de Veto No. 002, de 9 de Janeiro de 2013, PLANALTO.GOV.BR) that amended the Disarmament Statute (Lei No. 10.826 of 22 de Norway has recently adopted rules placing additional restrictions on exports of weapons produced in the country. The move comes after a report that more than 200 civilians were killed by Norwegian firearms in the Iraq war. It was reported on September 6, 2012, that Finland's police force will have a new, electronic registry of firearms owned by citizens, which will streamline the processing On September 10, 2012, a judge of the Cour Sup;rieur (Superior Court) of Quebec issued a decision that declared part of a Canadian federal law to be unconstitutional; the law had abolished a particular register of On June 25, 2012, the Organization of American States (OAS) announced that it will donate equipment to mark firearms to the Argentinean government. The equipment is to be utilized by Argentina's Ministry of Security in combating On April 20, 2012, the Organization of American States (OAS) and the government of the Dominican Republic announced that they had reached an agreement whereby the OAS will deliver to the Dominican Republic equipment donated by... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 03 May 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403127_text Global Legal Monitor: Denmark: New Regulations on Air Guns Stir Controversy http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403117_text Weapons - Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) On November 8, 2014, the Government of the Russian Federation amended the Rules on Circulation of Civil and Service Weapons and Munitions in the Territory of the Russian Federation (Government Regulation No. 1178, Government Legal The United Nations announced on September 25, 2014, that the Arms Trade Treaty adopted by the General Assembly in 2013 will enter into force in 90 days. It reached the necessary number of 50 ratifications on The Organization of American States (OAS) recently announced that it had donated equipment to mark firearms, for the second time, to the Government of the Dominican Republic. The donation was made as part of a The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) Nigeria has partnered with two international organizations, the United Nations and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), in developing a weapons collection program for the unstable northern portion of the country. The purpose On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On October 29, 2013, Denmark's Justice Minister, Morten Bandoslash;dskov, announced a plan to respond to the problem of gang-related crime in the country. There were 49 gang-related shootings in Denmark in the first six months of The Mexican government recently announced that it has been formally admitted as a member of the 42-member Australia Group (AG). (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, M;xico Ingresa Formalmente al Grupo Australia (Aug. 12, It was reported on May 20, 2013, that Sebastian Ndeitunga, Namibia's Police Inspector General, said that the country is "too armed"; that the process for obtaining arms South Africa's government recently submitted the Dangerous Weapons Bill, 2012, aimed at banning possession of "dangerous weapons" at public gatherings, to the country's Parliament for consideration. (In a campaign to fight firearms control offenses launched by China's Ministry of Public Security (MPS, the police) in 2012, 160,000 guns and 2,780 tons of explosives On February 5, 2013, the lower chamber of the Australian federal parliament voted to pass legislation that will introduce a new aggravated offense of trafficking in firearms. The offense will be subject to a maximum penalty On January 10, 2013, Brazilian President Dilma Roussef vetoed a bill (Mensagem de Veto No. 002, de 9 de Janeiro de 2013, PLANALTO.GOV.BR) that amended the Disarmament Statute (Lei No. 10.826 of 22 de Norway has recently adopted rules placing additional restrictions on exports of weapons produced in the country. The move comes after a report that more than 200 civilians were killed by Norwegian firearms in the Iraq war. It was reported on September 6, 2012, that Finland's police force will have a new, electronic registry of firearms owned by citizens, which will streamline the processing On September 10, 2012, a judge of the Cour Sup;rieur (Superior Court) of Quebec issued a decision that declared part of a Canadian federal law to be unconstitutional; the law had abolished a particular register of On June 25, 2012, the Organization of American States (OAS) announced that it will donate equipment to mark firearms to the Argentinean government. The equipment is to be utilized by Argentina's Ministry of Security in combating On April 20, 2012, the Organization of American States (OAS) and the government of the Dominican Republic announced that they had reached an agreement whereby the OAS will deliver to the Dominican Republic equipment donated by As of the beginning of June 2012, new regulations on firearms will tighten control of air guns in Denmark. Any such weapon with a 5.5 millimeter caliber will need to be registered with the police. Furthermore,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 30 Apr 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403117_text Global Legal Monitor: European Union: New Regulation on Export, Import, and Transit of Firearms http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403060_text Weapons - Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) On November 8, 2014, the Government of the Russian Federation amended the Rules on Circulation of Civil and Service Weapons and Munitions in the Territory of the Russian Federation (Government Regulation No. 1178, Government Legal The United Nations announced on September 25, 2014, that the Arms Trade Treaty adopted by the General Assembly in 2013 will enter into force in 90 days. It reached the necessary number of 50 ratifications on The Organization of American States (OAS) recently announced that it had donated equipment to mark firearms, for the second time, to the Government of the Dominican Republic. The donation was made as part of a The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) Nigeria has partnered with two international organizations, the United Nations and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), in developing a weapons collection program for the unstable northern portion of the country. The purpose On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On October 29, 2013, Denmark's Justice Minister, Morten Bandoslash;dskov, announced a plan to respond to the problem of gang-related crime in the country. There were 49 gang-related shootings in Denmark in the first six months of The Mexican government recently announced that it has been formally admitted as a member of the 42-member Australia Group (AG). (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, M;xico Ingresa Formalmente al Grupo Australia (Aug. 12, It was reported on May 20, 2013, that Sebastian Ndeitunga, Namibia's Police Inspector General, said that the country is "too armed"; that the process for obtaining arms South Africa's government recently submitted the Dangerous Weapons Bill, 2012, aimed at banning possession of "dangerous weapons" at public gatherings, to the country's Parliament for consideration. (In a campaign to fight firearms control offenses launched by China's Ministry of Public Security (MPS, the police) in 2012, 160,000 guns and 2,780 tons of explosives On February 5, 2013, the lower chamber of the Australian federal parliament voted to pass legislation that will introduce a new aggravated offense of trafficking in firearms. The offense will be subject to a maximum penalty On January 10, 2013, Brazilian President Dilma Roussef vetoed a bill (Mensagem de Veto No. 002, de 9 de Janeiro de 2013, PLANALTO.GOV.BR) that amended the Disarmament Statute (Lei No. 10.826 of 22 de Norway has recently adopted rules placing additional restrictions on exports of weapons produced in the country. The move comes after a report that more than 200 civilians were killed by Norwegian firearms in the Iraq war. It was reported on September 6, 2012, that Finland's police force will have a new, electronic registry of firearms owned by citizens, which will streamline the processing On September 10, 2012, a judge of the Cour Sup;rieur (Superior Court) of Quebec issued a decision that declared part of a Canadian federal law to be unconstitutional; the law had abolished a particular register of On June 25, 2012, the Organization of American States (OAS) announced that it will donate equipment to mark firearms to the Argentinean government. The equipment is to be utilized by Argentina's Ministry of Security in combating On April 20, 2012, the Organization of American States (OAS) and the government of the Dominican Republic announced that they had reached an agreement whereby the OAS will deliver to the Dominican Republic equipment donated by As of the beginning of June 2012, new regulations on firearms will tighten control of air guns in Denmark. Any such weapon with a 5.5 millimeter caliber will need to be registered with the police. Furthermore, On March 8, 2012, the European Union (EU) adopted a new Regulation to ratify the UN Protocol on Firearms. (UN Protocol General Assembly Resolution A/RES/55/255, June 8, 2001, UN website.) The Commission had signed the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 30 Mar 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403060_text Global Legal Monitor: France: Law on Import and Export of War Material http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402734_text Weapons - Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) On November 8, 2014, the Government of the Russian Federation amended the Rules on Circulation of Civil and Service Weapons and Munitions in the Territory of the Russian Federation (Government Regulation No. 1178, Government Legal The United Nations announced on September 25, 2014, that the Arms Trade Treaty adopted by the General Assembly in 2013 will enter into force in 90 days. It reached the necessary number of 50 ratifications on The Organization of American States (OAS) recently announced that it had donated equipment to mark firearms, for the second time, to the Government of the Dominican Republic. The donation was made as part of a The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) Nigeria has partnered with two international organizations, the United Nations and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), in developing a weapons collection program for the unstable northern portion of the country. The purpose On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On October 29, 2013, Denmark's Justice Minister, Morten Bandoslash;dskov, announced a plan to respond to the problem of gang-related crime in the country. There were 49 gang-related shootings in Denmark in the first six months of The Mexican government recently announced that it has been formally admitted as a member of the 42-member Australia Group (AG). (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, M;xico Ingresa Formalmente al Grupo Australia (Aug. 12, It was reported on May 20, 2013, that Sebastian Ndeitunga, Namibia's Police Inspector General, said that the country is "too armed"; that the process for obtaining arms South Africa's government recently submitted the Dangerous Weapons Bill, 2012, aimed at banning possession of "dangerous weapons" at public gatherings, to the country's Parliament for consideration. (In a campaign to fight firearms control offenses launched by China's Ministry of Public Security (MPS, the police) in 2012, 160,000 guns and 2,780 tons of explosives On February 5, 2013, the lower chamber of the Australian federal parliament voted to pass legislation that will introduce a new aggravated offense of trafficking in firearms. The offense will be subject to a maximum penalty On January 10, 2013, Brazilian President Dilma Roussef vetoed a bill (Mensagem de Veto No. 002, de 9 de Janeiro de 2013, PLANALTO.GOV.BR) that amended the Disarmament Statute (Lei No. 10.826 of 22 de Norway has recently adopted rules placing additional restrictions on exports of weapons produced in the country. The move comes after a report that more than 200 civilians were killed by Norwegian firearms in the Iraq war. It was reported on September 6, 2012, that Finland's police force will have a new, electronic registry of firearms owned by citizens, which will streamline the processing On September 10, 2012, a judge of the Cour Sup;rieur (Superior Court) of Quebec issued a decision that declared part of a Canadian federal law to be unconstitutional; the law had abolished a particular register of On June 25, 2012, the Organization of American States (OAS) announced that it will donate equipment to mark firearms to the Argentinean government. The equipment is to be utilized by Argentina's Ministry of Security in combating On April 20, 2012, the Organization of American States (OAS) and the government of the Dominican Republic announced that they had reached an agreement whereby the OAS will deliver to the Dominican Republic equipment donated by As of the beginning of June 2012, new regulations on firearms will tighten control of air guns in Denmark. Any such weapon with a 5.5 millimeter caliber will need to be registered with the police. Furthermore, On March 8, 2012, the European Union (EU) adopted a new Regulation to ratify the UN Protocol on Firearms. (UN Protocol General Assembly Resolution A/RES/55/255, June 8, 2001, UN website.) The Commission had signed the France's Law 2011-702 of June 22, 2011, on Controlling Import and Export of War Materials and Similar Equipment, Simplifying Transfers of Defense-Related Products Within the European Union, and Defense and Security Markets, was published in the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 06 Jul 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402734_text Global Legal Monitor: Russian Federation; United States: Treaty on Utilization of Plutonium Ratified http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402722_text Weapons - Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) On November 8, 2014, the Government of the Russian Federation amended the Rules on Circulation of Civil and Service Weapons and Munitions in the Territory of the Russian Federation (Government Regulation No. 1178, Government Legal The United Nations announced on September 25, 2014, that the Arms Trade Treaty adopted by the General Assembly in 2013 will enter into force in 90 days. It reached the necessary number of 50 ratifications on The Organization of American States (OAS) recently announced that it had donated equipment to mark firearms, for the second time, to the Government of the Dominican Republic. The donation was made as part of a The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) Nigeria has partnered with two international organizations, the United Nations and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), in developing a weapons collection program for the unstable northern portion of the country. The purpose On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On October 29, 2013, Denmark's Justice Minister, Morten Bandoslash;dskov, announced a plan to respond to the problem of gang-related crime in the country. There were 49 gang-related shootings in Denmark in the first six months of The Mexican government recently announced that it has been formally admitted as a member of the 42-member Australia Group (AG). (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, M;xico Ingresa Formalmente al Grupo Australia (Aug. 12, It was reported on May 20, 2013, that Sebastian Ndeitunga, Namibia's Police Inspector General, said that the country is "too armed"; that the process for obtaining arms South Africa's government recently submitted the Dangerous Weapons Bill, 2012, aimed at banning possession of "dangerous weapons" at public gatherings, to the country's Parliament for consideration. (In a campaign to fight firearms control offenses launched by China's Ministry of Public Security (MPS, the police) in 2012, 160,000 guns and 2,780 tons of explosives On February 5, 2013, the lower chamber of the Australian federal parliament voted to pass legislation that will introduce a new aggravated offense of trafficking in firearms. The offense will be subject to a maximum penalty On January 10, 2013, Brazilian President Dilma Roussef vetoed a bill (Mensagem de Veto No. 002, de 9 de Janeiro de 2013, PLANALTO.GOV.BR) that amended the Disarmament Statute (Lei No. 10.826 of 22 de Norway has recently adopted rules placing additional restrictions on exports of weapons produced in the country. The move comes after a report that more than 200 civilians were killed by Norwegian firearms in the Iraq war. It was reported on September 6, 2012, that Finland's police force will have a new, electronic registry of firearms owned by citizens, which will streamline the processing On September 10, 2012, a judge of the Cour Sup;rieur (Superior Court) of Quebec issued a decision that declared part of a Canadian federal law to be unconstitutional; the law had abolished a particular register of On June 25, 2012, the Organization of American States (OAS) announced that it will donate equipment to mark firearms to the Argentinean government. The equipment is to be utilized by Argentina's Ministry of Security in combating On April 20, 2012, the Organization of American States (OAS) and the government of the Dominican Republic announced that they had reached an agreement whereby the OAS will deliver to the Dominican Republic equipment donated by As of the beginning of June 2012, new regulations on firearms will tighten control of air guns in Denmark. Any such weapon with a 5.5 millimeter caliber will need to be registered with the police. Furthermore, On March 8, 2012, the European Union (EU) adopted a new Regulation to ratify the UN Protocol on Firearms. (UN Protocol General Assembly Resolution A/RES/55/255, June 8, 2001, UN website.) The Commission had signed the France's Law 2011-702 of June 22, 2011, on Controlling Import and Export of War Materials and Similar Equipment, Simplifying Transfers of Defense-Related Products Within the European Union, and Defense and Security Markets, was published in the On June 8, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the Law on Ratification of the Protocol to the Russian Federation - United States of America Bilateral Agreement Concerning the Management and Disposition of Plutonium... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 27 Jun 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402722_text Global Legal Monitor: Turkey: Draft Firearms Legislation Suspended by Parliamentary Committee http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402452_text Weapons - Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) On November 8, 2014, the Government of the Russian Federation amended the Rules on Circulation of Civil and Service Weapons and Munitions in the Territory of the Russian Federation (Government Regulation No. 1178, Government Legal The United Nations announced on September 25, 2014, that the Arms Trade Treaty adopted by the General Assembly in 2013 will enter into force in 90 days. It reached the necessary number of 50 ratifications on The Organization of American States (OAS) recently announced that it had donated equipment to mark firearms, for the second time, to the Government of the Dominican Republic. The donation was made as part of a The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) Nigeria has partnered with two international organizations, the United Nations and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), in developing a weapons collection program for the unstable northern portion of the country. The purpose On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On October 29, 2013, Denmark's Justice Minister, Morten Bandoslash;dskov, announced a plan to respond to the problem of gang-related crime in the country. There were 49 gang-related shootings in Denmark in the first six months of The Mexican government recently announced that it has been formally admitted as a member of the 42-member Australia Group (AG). (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, M;xico Ingresa Formalmente al Grupo Australia (Aug. 12, It was reported on May 20, 2013, that Sebastian Ndeitunga, Namibia's Police Inspector General, said that the country is "too armed"; that the process for obtaining arms South Africa's government recently submitted the Dangerous Weapons Bill, 2012, aimed at banning possession of "dangerous weapons" at public gatherings, to the country's Parliament for consideration. (In a campaign to fight firearms control offenses launched by China's Ministry of Public Security (MPS, the police) in 2012, 160,000 guns and 2,780 tons of explosives On February 5, 2013, the lower chamber of the Australian federal parliament voted to pass legislation that will introduce a new aggravated offense of trafficking in firearms. The offense will be subject to a maximum penalty On January 10, 2013, Brazilian President Dilma Roussef vetoed a bill (Mensagem de Veto No. 002, de 9 de Janeiro de 2013, PLANALTO.GOV.BR) that amended the Disarmament Statute (Lei No. 10.826 of 22 de Norway has recently adopted rules placing additional restrictions on exports of weapons produced in the country. The move comes after a report that more than 200 civilians were killed by Norwegian firearms in the Iraq war. It was reported on September 6, 2012, that Finland's police force will have a new, electronic registry of firearms owned by citizens, which will streamline the processing On September 10, 2012, a judge of the Cour Sup;rieur (Superior Court) of Quebec issued a decision that declared part of a Canadian federal law to be unconstitutional; the law had abolished a particular register of On June 25, 2012, the Organization of American States (OAS) announced that it will donate equipment to mark firearms to the Argentinean government. The equipment is to be utilized by Argentina's Ministry of Security in combating On April 20, 2012, the Organization of American States (OAS) and the government of the Dominican Republic announced that they had reached an agreement whereby the OAS will deliver to the Dominican Republic equipment donated by As of the beginning of June 2012, new regulations on firearms will tighten control of air guns in Denmark. Any such weapon with a 5.5 millimeter caliber will need to be registered with the police. Furthermore, On March 8, 2012, the European Union (EU) adopted a new Regulation to ratify the UN Protocol on Firearms. (UN Protocol General Assembly Resolution A/RES/55/255, June 8, 2001, UN website.) The Commission had signed the France's Law 2011-702 of June 22, 2011, on Controlling Import and Export of War Materials and Similar Equipment, Simplifying Transfers of Defense-Related Products Within the European Union, and Defense and Security Markets, was published in the On June 8, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the Law on Ratification of the Protocol to the Russian Federation - United States of America Bilateral Agreement Concerning the Management and Disposition of Plutonium It was reported in late December 2010 that a draft law on firearms that had been approved by the Internal Affairs Subcommittee of Turkey's Parliament has been suspended. The Umut Foundation, an anti-gun nongovernment organization in... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 03 Jan 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402452_text Global Legal Monitor: France: Law on Eliminating Cluster Munitions http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402158_text Weapons - Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) On November 8, 2014, the Government of the Russian Federation amended the Rules on Circulation of Civil and Service Weapons and Munitions in the Territory of the Russian Federation (Government Regulation No. 1178, Government Legal The United Nations announced on September 25, 2014, that the Arms Trade Treaty adopted by the General Assembly in 2013 will enter into force in 90 days. It reached the necessary number of 50 ratifications on The Organization of American States (OAS) recently announced that it had donated equipment to mark firearms, for the second time, to the Government of the Dominican Republic. The donation was made as part of a The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) Nigeria has partnered with two international organizations, the United Nations and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), in developing a weapons collection program for the unstable northern portion of the country. The purpose On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On October 29, 2013, Denmark's Justice Minister, Morten Bandoslash;dskov, announced a plan to respond to the problem of gang-related crime in the country. There were 49 gang-related shootings in Denmark in the first six months of The Mexican government recently announced that it has been formally admitted as a member of the 42-member Australia Group (AG). (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, M;xico Ingresa Formalmente al Grupo Australia (Aug. 12, It was reported on May 20, 2013, that Sebastian Ndeitunga, Namibia's Police Inspector General, said that the country is "too armed"; that the process for obtaining arms South Africa's government recently submitted the Dangerous Weapons Bill, 2012, aimed at banning possession of "dangerous weapons" at public gatherings, to the country's Parliament for consideration. (In a campaign to fight firearms control offenses launched by China's Ministry of Public Security (MPS, the police) in 2012, 160,000 guns and 2,780 tons of explosives On February 5, 2013, the lower chamber of the Australian federal parliament voted to pass legislation that will introduce a new aggravated offense of trafficking in firearms. The offense will be subject to a maximum penalty On January 10, 2013, Brazilian President Dilma Roussef vetoed a bill (Mensagem de Veto No. 002, de 9 de Janeiro de 2013, PLANALTO.GOV.BR) that amended the Disarmament Statute (Lei No. 10.826 of 22 de Norway has recently adopted rules placing additional restrictions on exports of weapons produced in the country. The move comes after a report that more than 200 civilians were killed by Norwegian firearms in the Iraq war. It was reported on September 6, 2012, that Finland's police force will have a new, electronic registry of firearms owned by citizens, which will streamline the processing On September 10, 2012, a judge of the Cour Sup;rieur (Superior Court) of Quebec issued a decision that declared part of a Canadian federal law to be unconstitutional; the law had abolished a particular register of On June 25, 2012, the Organization of American States (OAS) announced that it will donate equipment to mark firearms to the Argentinean government. The equipment is to be utilized by Argentina's Ministry of Security in combating On April 20, 2012, the Organization of American States (OAS) and the government of the Dominican Republic announced that they had reached an agreement whereby the OAS will deliver to the Dominican Republic equipment donated by As of the beginning of June 2012, new regulations on firearms will tighten control of air guns in Denmark. Any such weapon with a 5.5 millimeter caliber will need to be registered with the police. Furthermore, On March 8, 2012, the European Union (EU) adopted a new Regulation to ratify the UN Protocol on Firearms. (UN Protocol General Assembly Resolution A/RES/55/255, June 8, 2001, UN website.) The Commission had signed the France's Law 2011-702 of June 22, 2011, on Controlling Import and Export of War Materials and Similar Equipment, Simplifying Transfers of Defense-Related Products Within the European Union, and Defense and Security Markets, was published in the On June 8, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the Law on Ratification of the Protocol to the Russian Federation - United States of America Bilateral Agreement Concerning the Management and Disposition of Plutonium It was reported in late December 2010 that a draft law on firearms that had been approved by the Internal Affairs Subcommittee of Turkey's Parliament has been suspended. The Umut Foundation, an anti-gun nongovernment organization in The French Parliament adopted Law 2010-819 of July 20, 2010, on the Elimination of Cluster Munitions. The Law adds a Chapter IV, entitled "Cluster Munitions," to Title IV, Book III, of the Defense Code.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 12 Aug 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402158_text Global Legal Monitor: International: Cluster Munitions Convention in Effect http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402148_text Weapons - Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) On November 8, 2014, the Government of the Russian Federation amended the Rules on Circulation of Civil and Service Weapons and Munitions in the Territory of the Russian Federation (Government Regulation No. 1178, Government Legal The United Nations announced on September 25, 2014, that the Arms Trade Treaty adopted by the General Assembly in 2013 will enter into force in 90 days. It reached the necessary number of 50 ratifications on The Organization of American States (OAS) recently announced that it had donated equipment to mark firearms, for the second time, to the Government of the Dominican Republic. The donation was made as part of a The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) Nigeria has partnered with two international organizations, the United Nations and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), in developing a weapons collection program for the unstable northern portion of the country. The purpose On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On October 29, 2013, Denmark's Justice Minister, Morten Bandoslash;dskov, announced a plan to respond to the problem of gang-related crime in the country. There were 49 gang-related shootings in Denmark in the first six months of The Mexican government recently announced that it has been formally admitted as a member of the 42-member Australia Group (AG). (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, M;xico Ingresa Formalmente al Grupo Australia (Aug. 12, It was reported on May 20, 2013, that Sebastian Ndeitunga, Namibia's Police Inspector General, said that the country is "too armed"; that the process for obtaining arms South Africa's government recently submitted the Dangerous Weapons Bill, 2012, aimed at banning possession of "dangerous weapons" at public gatherings, to the country's Parliament for consideration. (In a campaign to fight firearms control offenses launched by China's Ministry of Public Security (MPS, the police) in 2012, 160,000 guns and 2,780 tons of explosives On February 5, 2013, the lower chamber of the Australian federal parliament voted to pass legislation that will introduce a new aggravated offense of trafficking in firearms. The offense will be subject to a maximum penalty On January 10, 2013, Brazilian President Dilma Roussef vetoed a bill (Mensagem de Veto No. 002, de 9 de Janeiro de 2013, PLANALTO.GOV.BR) that amended the Disarmament Statute (Lei No. 10.826 of 22 de Norway has recently adopted rules placing additional restrictions on exports of weapons produced in the country. The move comes after a report that more than 200 civilians were killed by Norwegian firearms in the Iraq war. It was reported on September 6, 2012, that Finland's police force will have a new, electronic registry of firearms owned by citizens, which will streamline the processing On September 10, 2012, a judge of the Cour Sup;rieur (Superior Court) of Quebec issued a decision that declared part of a Canadian federal law to be unconstitutional; the law had abolished a particular register of On June 25, 2012, the Organization of American States (OAS) announced that it will donate equipment to mark firearms to the Argentinean government. The equipment is to be utilized by Argentina's Ministry of Security in combating On April 20, 2012, the Organization of American States (OAS) and the government of the Dominican Republic announced that they had reached an agreement whereby the OAS will deliver to the Dominican Republic equipment donated by As of the beginning of June 2012, new regulations on firearms will tighten control of air guns in Denmark. Any such weapon with a 5.5 millimeter caliber will need to be registered with the police. Furthermore, On March 8, 2012, the European Union (EU) adopted a new Regulation to ratify the UN Protocol on Firearms. (UN Protocol General Assembly Resolution A/RES/55/255, June 8, 2001, UN website.) The Commission had signed the France's Law 2011-702 of June 22, 2011, on Controlling Import and Export of War Materials and Similar Equipment, Simplifying Transfers of Defense-Related Products Within the European Union, and Defense and Security Markets, was published in the On June 8, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the Law on Ratification of the Protocol to the Russian Federation - United States of America Bilateral Agreement Concerning the Management and Disposition of Plutonium It was reported in late December 2010 that a draft law on firearms that had been approved by the Internal Affairs Subcommittee of Turkey's Parliament has been suspended. The Umut Foundation, an anti-gun nongovernment organization in The French Parliament adopted Law 2010-819 of July 20, 2010, on the Elimination of Cluster Munitions. The Law adds a Chapter IV, entitled "Cluster Munitions," to Title IV, Book III, of the Defense Code. On August 1, 2010, the Convention on Cluster Munitions came into force (text available from the Convention website, http://www.clusterconvention.org/pages/pages_ii/iia_textenglish.html (last visited Aug. 2, 2010)). Adopted in Dublin, Ireland, on May 30, 2008,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 09 Aug 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402148_text Global Legal Monitor: France: Bill Prohibiting Cluster Munitions Passed by National Assembly http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402095_text Weapons - Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) On November 8, 2014, the Government of the Russian Federation amended the Rules on Circulation of Civil and Service Weapons and Munitions in the Territory of the Russian Federation (Government Regulation No. 1178, Government Legal The United Nations announced on September 25, 2014, that the Arms Trade Treaty adopted by the General Assembly in 2013 will enter into force in 90 days. It reached the necessary number of 50 ratifications on The Organization of American States (OAS) recently announced that it had donated equipment to mark firearms, for the second time, to the Government of the Dominican Republic. The donation was made as part of a The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) Nigeria has partnered with two international organizations, the United Nations and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), in developing a weapons collection program for the unstable northern portion of the country. The purpose On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On October 29, 2013, Denmark's Justice Minister, Morten Bandoslash;dskov, announced a plan to respond to the problem of gang-related crime in the country. There were 49 gang-related shootings in Denmark in the first six months of The Mexican government recently announced that it has been formally admitted as a member of the 42-member Australia Group (AG). (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, M;xico Ingresa Formalmente al Grupo Australia (Aug. 12, It was reported on May 20, 2013, that Sebastian Ndeitunga, Namibia's Police Inspector General, said that the country is "too armed"; that the process for obtaining arms South Africa's government recently submitted the Dangerous Weapons Bill, 2012, aimed at banning possession of "dangerous weapons" at public gatherings, to the country's Parliament for consideration. (In a campaign to fight firearms control offenses launched by China's Ministry of Public Security (MPS, the police) in 2012, 160,000 guns and 2,780 tons of explosives On February 5, 2013, the lower chamber of the Australian federal parliament voted to pass legislation that will introduce a new aggravated offense of trafficking in firearms. The offense will be subject to a maximum penalty On January 10, 2013, Brazilian President Dilma Roussef vetoed a bill (Mensagem de Veto No. 002, de 9 de Janeiro de 2013, PLANALTO.GOV.BR) that amended the Disarmament Statute (Lei No. 10.826 of 22 de Norway has recently adopted rules placing additional restrictions on exports of weapons produced in the country. The move comes after a report that more than 200 civilians were killed by Norwegian firearms in the Iraq war. It was reported on September 6, 2012, that Finland's police force will have a new, electronic registry of firearms owned by citizens, which will streamline the processing On September 10, 2012, a judge of the Cour Sup;rieur (Superior Court) of Quebec issued a decision that declared part of a Canadian federal law to be unconstitutional; the law had abolished a particular register of On June 25, 2012, the Organization of American States (OAS) announced that it will donate equipment to mark firearms to the Argentinean government. The equipment is to be utilized by Argentina's Ministry of Security in combating On April 20, 2012, the Organization of American States (OAS) and the government of the Dominican Republic announced that they had reached an agreement whereby the OAS will deliver to the Dominican Republic equipment donated by As of the beginning of June 2012, new regulations on firearms will tighten control of air guns in Denmark. Any such weapon with a 5.5 millimeter caliber will need to be registered with the police. Furthermore, On March 8, 2012, the European Union (EU) adopted a new Regulation to ratify the UN Protocol on Firearms. (UN Protocol General Assembly Resolution A/RES/55/255, June 8, 2001, UN website.) The Commission had signed the France's Law 2011-702 of June 22, 2011, on Controlling Import and Export of War Materials and Similar Equipment, Simplifying Transfers of Defense-Related Products Within the European Union, and Defense and Security Markets, was published in the On June 8, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the Law on Ratification of the Protocol to the Russian Federation - United States of America Bilateral Agreement Concerning the Management and Disposition of Plutonium It was reported in late December 2010 that a draft law on firearms that had been approved by the Internal Affairs Subcommittee of Turkey's Parliament has been suspended. The Umut Foundation, an anti-gun nongovernment organization in The French Parliament adopted Law 2010-819 of July 20, 2010, on the Elimination of Cluster Munitions. The Law adds a Chapter IV, entitled "Cluster Munitions," to Title IV, Book III, of the Defense Code. On August 1, 2010, the Convention on Cluster Munitions came into force (text available from the Convention website, http://www.clusterconvention.org/pages/pages_ii/iia_textenglish.html (last visited Aug. 2, 2010)). Adopted in Dublin, Ireland, on May 30, 2008, On July 6, 2010, the French National Assembly adopted a bill that prohibits the use of cluster munitions; the vote was unanimous. The bill had been approved previously by the Senate, also by a unanimous vote.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 07 Jul 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402095_text Global Legal Monitor: Denmark: Workers Permitted to Carry Knives in Public http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402078_text Weapons - Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) On November 8, 2014, the Government of the Russian Federation amended the Rules on Circulation of Civil and Service Weapons and Munitions in the Territory of the Russian Federation (Government Regulation No. 1178, Government Legal The United Nations announced on September 25, 2014, that the Arms Trade Treaty adopted by the General Assembly in 2013 will enter into force in 90 days. It reached the necessary number of 50 ratifications on The Organization of American States (OAS) recently announced that it had donated equipment to mark firearms, for the second time, to the Government of the Dominican Republic. The donation was made as part of a The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) Nigeria has partnered with two international organizations, the United Nations and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), in developing a weapons collection program for the unstable northern portion of the country. The purpose On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On October 29, 2013, Denmark's Justice Minister, Morten Bandoslash;dskov, announced a plan to respond to the problem of gang-related crime in the country. There were 49 gang-related shootings in Denmark in the first six months of The Mexican government recently announced that it has been formally admitted as a member of the 42-member Australia Group (AG). (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, M;xico Ingresa Formalmente al Grupo Australia (Aug. 12, It was reported on May 20, 2013, that Sebastian Ndeitunga, Namibia's Police Inspector General, said that the country is "too armed"; that the process for obtaining arms South Africa's government recently submitted the Dangerous Weapons Bill, 2012, aimed at banning possession of "dangerous weapons" at public gatherings, to the country's Parliament for consideration. (In a campaign to fight firearms control offenses launched by China's Ministry of Public Security (MPS, the police) in 2012, 160,000 guns and 2,780 tons of explosives On February 5, 2013, the lower chamber of the Australian federal parliament voted to pass legislation that will introduce a new aggravated offense of trafficking in firearms. The offense will be subject to a maximum penalty On January 10, 2013, Brazilian President Dilma Roussef vetoed a bill (Mensagem de Veto No. 002, de 9 de Janeiro de 2013, PLANALTO.GOV.BR) that amended the Disarmament Statute (Lei No. 10.826 of 22 de Norway has recently adopted rules placing additional restrictions on exports of weapons produced in the country. The move comes after a report that more than 200 civilians were killed by Norwegian firearms in the Iraq war. It was reported on September 6, 2012, that Finland's police force will have a new, electronic registry of firearms owned by citizens, which will streamline the processing On September 10, 2012, a judge of the Cour Sup;rieur (Superior Court) of Quebec issued a decision that declared part of a Canadian federal law to be unconstitutional; the law had abolished a particular register of On June 25, 2012, the Organization of American States (OAS) announced that it will donate equipment to mark firearms to the Argentinean government. The equipment is to be utilized by Argentina's Ministry of Security in combating On April 20, 2012, the Organization of American States (OAS) and the government of the Dominican Republic announced that they had reached an agreement whereby the OAS will deliver to the Dominican Republic equipment donated by As of the beginning of June 2012, new regulations on firearms will tighten control of air guns in Denmark. Any such weapon with a 5.5 millimeter caliber will need to be registered with the police. Furthermore, On March 8, 2012, the European Union (EU) adopted a new Regulation to ratify the UN Protocol on Firearms. (UN Protocol General Assembly Resolution A/RES/55/255, June 8, 2001, UN website.) The Commission had signed the France's Law 2011-702 of June 22, 2011, on Controlling Import and Export of War Materials and Similar Equipment, Simplifying Transfers of Defense-Related Products Within the European Union, and Defense and Security Markets, was published in the On June 8, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the Law on Ratification of the Protocol to the Russian Federation - United States of America Bilateral Agreement Concerning the Management and Disposition of Plutonium It was reported in late December 2010 that a draft law on firearms that had been approved by the Internal Affairs Subcommittee of Turkey's Parliament has been suspended. The Umut Foundation, an anti-gun nongovernment organization in The French Parliament adopted Law 2010-819 of July 20, 2010, on the Elimination of Cluster Munitions. The Law adds a Chapter IV, entitled "Cluster Munitions," to Title IV, Book III, of the Defense Code. On August 1, 2010, the Convention on Cluster Munitions came into force (text available from the Convention website, http://www.clusterconvention.org/pages/pages_ii/iia_textenglish.html (last visited Aug. 2, 2010)). Adopted in Dublin, Ireland, on May 30, 2008, On July 6, 2010, the French National Assembly adopted a bill that prohibits the use of cluster munitions; the vote was unanimous. The bill had been approved previously by the Senate, also by a unanimous vote. Under a new rule issued by the Crown Prosecutor of Denmark, Jandoslash;rgen Steen Sandoslash;rensen, an existing ban on possession of knives in public has been relaxed. Employees who need knives for their work will be permitted... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 29 Jun 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402078_text Global Legal Monitor: European Union: Draft Regulation on Import, Export, and Transit of Firearms for Civilian Use http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402033_text Weapons - Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) On November 8, 2014, the Government of the Russian Federation amended the Rules on Circulation of Civil and Service Weapons and Munitions in the Territory of the Russian Federation (Government Regulation No. 1178, Government Legal The United Nations announced on September 25, 2014, that the Arms Trade Treaty adopted by the General Assembly in 2013 will enter into force in 90 days. It reached the necessary number of 50 ratifications on The Organization of American States (OAS) recently announced that it had donated equipment to mark firearms, for the second time, to the Government of the Dominican Republic. The donation was made as part of a The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) Nigeria has partnered with two international organizations, the United Nations and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), in developing a weapons collection program for the unstable northern portion of the country. The purpose On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On October 29, 2013, Denmark's Justice Minister, Morten Bandoslash;dskov, announced a plan to respond to the problem of gang-related crime in the country. There were 49 gang-related shootings in Denmark in the first six months of The Mexican government recently announced that it has been formally admitted as a member of the 42-member Australia Group (AG). (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, M;xico Ingresa Formalmente al Grupo Australia (Aug. 12, It was reported on May 20, 2013, that Sebastian Ndeitunga, Namibia's Police Inspector General, said that the country is "too armed"; that the process for obtaining arms South Africa's government recently submitted the Dangerous Weapons Bill, 2012, aimed at banning possession of "dangerous weapons" at public gatherings, to the country's Parliament for consideration. (In a campaign to fight firearms control offenses launched by China's Ministry of Public Security (MPS, the police) in 2012, 160,000 guns and 2,780 tons of explosives On February 5, 2013, the lower chamber of the Australian federal parliament voted to pass legislation that will introduce a new aggravated offense of trafficking in firearms. The offense will be subject to a maximum penalty On January 10, 2013, Brazilian President Dilma Roussef vetoed a bill (Mensagem de Veto No. 002, de 9 de Janeiro de 2013, PLANALTO.GOV.BR) that amended the Disarmament Statute (Lei No. 10.826 of 22 de Norway has recently adopted rules placing additional restrictions on exports of weapons produced in the country. The move comes after a report that more than 200 civilians were killed by Norwegian firearms in the Iraq war. It was reported on September 6, 2012, that Finland's police force will have a new, electronic registry of firearms owned by citizens, which will streamline the processing On September 10, 2012, a judge of the Cour Sup;rieur (Superior Court) of Quebec issued a decision that declared part of a Canadian federal law to be unconstitutional; the law had abolished a particular register of On June 25, 2012, the Organization of American States (OAS) announced that it will donate equipment to mark firearms to the Argentinean government. The equipment is to be utilized by Argentina's Ministry of Security in combating On April 20, 2012, the Organization of American States (OAS) and the government of the Dominican Republic announced that they had reached an agreement whereby the OAS will deliver to the Dominican Republic equipment donated by As of the beginning of June 2012, new regulations on firearms will tighten control of air guns in Denmark. Any such weapon with a 5.5 millimeter caliber will need to be registered with the police. Furthermore, On March 8, 2012, the European Union (EU) adopted a new Regulation to ratify the UN Protocol on Firearms. (UN Protocol General Assembly Resolution A/RES/55/255, June 8, 2001, UN website.) The Commission had signed the France's Law 2011-702 of June 22, 2011, on Controlling Import and Export of War Materials and Similar Equipment, Simplifying Transfers of Defense-Related Products Within the European Union, and Defense and Security Markets, was published in the On June 8, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the Law on Ratification of the Protocol to the Russian Federation - United States of America Bilateral Agreement Concerning the Management and Disposition of Plutonium It was reported in late December 2010 that a draft law on firearms that had been approved by the Internal Affairs Subcommittee of Turkey's Parliament has been suspended. The Umut Foundation, an anti-gun nongovernment organization in The French Parliament adopted Law 2010-819 of July 20, 2010, on the Elimination of Cluster Munitions. The Law adds a Chapter IV, entitled "Cluster Munitions," to Title IV, Book III, of the Defense Code. On August 1, 2010, the Convention on Cluster Munitions came into force (text available from the Convention website, http://www.clusterconvention.org/pages/pages_ii/iia_textenglish.html (last visited Aug. 2, 2010)). Adopted in Dublin, Ireland, on May 30, 2008, On July 6, 2010, the French National Assembly adopted a bill that prohibits the use of cluster munitions; the vote was unanimous. The bill had been approved previously by the Senate, also by a unanimous vote. Under a new rule issued by the Crown Prosecutor of Denmark, Jandoslash;rgen Steen Sandoslash;rensen, an existing ban on possession of knives in public has been relaxed. Employees who need knives for their work will be permitted On May 31, 2010, the European Commission came up with a proposal for a regulation on establishing procedural rules for the export, import, and transit of firearms and their parts, essential components, and ammunition intended for... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 08 Jun 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402033_text Global Legal Monitor: Nepal: Proposed Amendments to Firearms Law Would Hike Licensing Fees http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401944_text Weapons - Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) On November 8, 2014, the Government of the Russian Federation amended the Rules on Circulation of Civil and Service Weapons and Munitions in the Territory of the Russian Federation (Government Regulation No. 1178, Government Legal The United Nations announced on September 25, 2014, that the Arms Trade Treaty adopted by the General Assembly in 2013 will enter into force in 90 days. It reached the necessary number of 50 ratifications on The Organization of American States (OAS) recently announced that it had donated equipment to mark firearms, for the second time, to the Government of the Dominican Republic. The donation was made as part of a The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) Nigeria has partnered with two international organizations, the United Nations and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), in developing a weapons collection program for the unstable northern portion of the country. The purpose On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On October 29, 2013, Denmark's Justice Minister, Morten Bandoslash;dskov, announced a plan to respond to the problem of gang-related crime in the country. There were 49 gang-related shootings in Denmark in the first six months of The Mexican government recently announced that it has been formally admitted as a member of the 42-member Australia Group (AG). (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, M;xico Ingresa Formalmente al Grupo Australia (Aug. 12, It was reported on May 20, 2013, that Sebastian Ndeitunga, Namibia's Police Inspector General, said that the country is "too armed"; that the process for obtaining arms South Africa's government recently submitted the Dangerous Weapons Bill, 2012, aimed at banning possession of "dangerous weapons" at public gatherings, to the country's Parliament for consideration. (In a campaign to fight firearms control offenses launched by China's Ministry of Public Security (MPS, the police) in 2012, 160,000 guns and 2,780 tons of explosives On February 5, 2013, the lower chamber of the Australian federal parliament voted to pass legislation that will introduce a new aggravated offense of trafficking in firearms. The offense will be subject to a maximum penalty On January 10, 2013, Brazilian President Dilma Roussef vetoed a bill (Mensagem de Veto No. 002, de 9 de Janeiro de 2013, PLANALTO.GOV.BR) that amended the Disarmament Statute (Lei No. 10.826 of 22 de Norway has recently adopted rules placing additional restrictions on exports of weapons produced in the country. The move comes after a report that more than 200 civilians were killed by Norwegian firearms in the Iraq war. It was reported on September 6, 2012, that Finland's police force will have a new, electronic registry of firearms owned by citizens, which will streamline the processing On September 10, 2012, a judge of the Cour Sup;rieur (Superior Court) of Quebec issued a decision that declared part of a Canadian federal law to be unconstitutional; the law had abolished a particular register of On June 25, 2012, the Organization of American States (OAS) announced that it will donate equipment to mark firearms to the Argentinean government. The equipment is to be utilized by Argentina's Ministry of Security in combating On April 20, 2012, the Organization of American States (OAS) and the government of the Dominican Republic announced that they had reached an agreement whereby the OAS will deliver to the Dominican Republic equipment donated by As of the beginning of June 2012, new regulations on firearms will tighten control of air guns in Denmark. Any such weapon with a 5.5 millimeter caliber will need to be registered with the police. Furthermore, On March 8, 2012, the European Union (EU) adopted a new Regulation to ratify the UN Protocol on Firearms. (UN Protocol General Assembly Resolution A/RES/55/255, June 8, 2001, UN website.) The Commission had signed the France's Law 2011-702 of June 22, 2011, on Controlling Import and Export of War Materials and Similar Equipment, Simplifying Transfers of Defense-Related Products Within the European Union, and Defense and Security Markets, was published in the On June 8, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the Law on Ratification of the Protocol to the Russian Federation - United States of America Bilateral Agreement Concerning the Management and Disposition of Plutonium It was reported in late December 2010 that a draft law on firearms that had been approved by the Internal Affairs Subcommittee of Turkey's Parliament has been suspended. The Umut Foundation, an anti-gun nongovernment organization in The French Parliament adopted Law 2010-819 of July 20, 2010, on the Elimination of Cluster Munitions. The Law adds a Chapter IV, entitled "Cluster Munitions," to Title IV, Book III, of the Defense Code. On August 1, 2010, the Convention on Cluster Munitions came into force (text available from the Convention website, http://www.clusterconvention.org/pages/pages_ii/iia_textenglish.html (last visited Aug. 2, 2010)). Adopted in Dublin, Ireland, on May 30, 2008, On July 6, 2010, the French National Assembly adopted a bill that prohibits the use of cluster munitions; the vote was unanimous. The bill had been approved previously by the Senate, also by a unanimous vote. Under a new rule issued by the Crown Prosecutor of Denmark, Jandoslash;rgen Steen Sandoslash;rensen, an existing ban on possession of knives in public has been relaxed. Employees who need knives for their work will be permitted On May 31, 2010, the European Commission came up with a proposal for a regulation on establishing procedural rules for the export, import, and transit of firearms and their parts, essential components, and ammunition intended for It was reported on April 19, 2010, that Nepal's Cabinet has under consideration a proposal to amend the Arms and Ammunition Regulation 2029 [1972], chiefly to raise licensing fees. Licenses to carry arms anywhere in the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 23 Apr 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401944_text Global Legal Monitor: International: Cluster Munitions Treaty to Take Effect http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401826_text Weapons - Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) On November 8, 2014, the Government of the Russian Federation amended the Rules on Circulation of Civil and Service Weapons and Munitions in the Territory of the Russian Federation (Government Regulation No. 1178, Government Legal The United Nations announced on September 25, 2014, that the Arms Trade Treaty adopted by the General Assembly in 2013 will enter into force in 90 days. It reached the necessary number of 50 ratifications on The Organization of American States (OAS) recently announced that it had donated equipment to mark firearms, for the second time, to the Government of the Dominican Republic. The donation was made as part of a The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) Nigeria has partnered with two international organizations, the United Nations and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), in developing a weapons collection program for the unstable northern portion of the country. The purpose On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On October 29, 2013, Denmark's Justice Minister, Morten Bandoslash;dskov, announced a plan to respond to the problem of gang-related crime in the country. There were 49 gang-related shootings in Denmark in the first six months of The Mexican government recently announced that it has been formally admitted as a member of the 42-member Australia Group (AG). (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, M;xico Ingresa Formalmente al Grupo Australia (Aug. 12, It was reported on May 20, 2013, that Sebastian Ndeitunga, Namibia's Police Inspector General, said that the country is "too armed"; that the process for obtaining arms South Africa's government recently submitted the Dangerous Weapons Bill, 2012, aimed at banning possession of "dangerous weapons" at public gatherings, to the country's Parliament for consideration. (In a campaign to fight firearms control offenses launched by China's Ministry of Public Security (MPS, the police) in 2012, 160,000 guns and 2,780 tons of explosives On February 5, 2013, the lower chamber of the Australian federal parliament voted to pass legislation that will introduce a new aggravated offense of trafficking in firearms. The offense will be subject to a maximum penalty On January 10, 2013, Brazilian President Dilma Roussef vetoed a bill (Mensagem de Veto No. 002, de 9 de Janeiro de 2013, PLANALTO.GOV.BR) that amended the Disarmament Statute (Lei No. 10.826 of 22 de Norway has recently adopted rules placing additional restrictions on exports of weapons produced in the country. The move comes after a report that more than 200 civilians were killed by Norwegian firearms in the Iraq war. It was reported on September 6, 2012, that Finland's police force will have a new, electronic registry of firearms owned by citizens, which will streamline the processing On September 10, 2012, a judge of the Cour Sup;rieur (Superior Court) of Quebec issued a decision that declared part of a Canadian federal law to be unconstitutional; the law had abolished a particular register of On June 25, 2012, the Organization of American States (OAS) announced that it will donate equipment to mark firearms to the Argentinean government. The equipment is to be utilized by Argentina's Ministry of Security in combating On April 20, 2012, the Organization of American States (OAS) and the government of the Dominican Republic announced that they had reached an agreement whereby the OAS will deliver to the Dominican Republic equipment donated by As of the beginning of June 2012, new regulations on firearms will tighten control of air guns in Denmark. Any such weapon with a 5.5 millimeter caliber will need to be registered with the police. Furthermore, On March 8, 2012, the European Union (EU) adopted a new Regulation to ratify the UN Protocol on Firearms. (UN Protocol General Assembly Resolution A/RES/55/255, June 8, 2001, UN website.) The Commission had signed the France's Law 2011-702 of June 22, 2011, on Controlling Import and Export of War Materials and Similar Equipment, Simplifying Transfers of Defense-Related Products Within the European Union, and Defense and Security Markets, was published in the On June 8, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the Law on Ratification of the Protocol to the Russian Federation - United States of America Bilateral Agreement Concerning the Management and Disposition of Plutonium It was reported in late December 2010 that a draft law on firearms that had been approved by the Internal Affairs Subcommittee of Turkey's Parliament has been suspended. The Umut Foundation, an anti-gun nongovernment organization in The French Parliament adopted Law 2010-819 of July 20, 2010, on the Elimination of Cluster Munitions. The Law adds a Chapter IV, entitled "Cluster Munitions," to Title IV, Book III, of the Defense Code. On August 1, 2010, the Convention on Cluster Munitions came into force (text available from the Convention website, http://www.clusterconvention.org/pages/pages_ii/iia_textenglish.html (last visited Aug. 2, 2010)). Adopted in Dublin, Ireland, on May 30, 2008, On July 6, 2010, the French National Assembly adopted a bill that prohibits the use of cluster munitions; the vote was unanimous. The bill had been approved previously by the Senate, also by a unanimous vote. Under a new rule issued by the Crown Prosecutor of Denmark, Jandoslash;rgen Steen Sandoslash;rensen, an existing ban on possession of knives in public has been relaxed. Employees who need knives for their work will be permitted On May 31, 2010, the European Commission came up with a proposal for a regulation on establishing procedural rules for the export, import, and transit of firearms and their parts, essential components, and ammunition intended for It was reported on April 19, 2010, that Nepal's Cabinet has under consideration a proposal to amend the Arms and Ammunition Regulation 2029 [1972], chiefly to raise licensing fees. Licenses to carry arms anywhere in the According to a February 16, 2010, United Nations press release, the Convention on Cluster Munitions will enter into force in August 2010. The 29th and 30th nations, Burkina Faso and Moldova, have submitted their instruments of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 19 Feb 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401826_text Global Legal Monitor: France: Compensation of Victims of French Nuclear Testing http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401784_text Weapons - Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) On November 8, 2014, the Government of the Russian Federation amended the Rules on Circulation of Civil and Service Weapons and Munitions in the Territory of the Russian Federation (Government Regulation No. 1178, Government Legal The United Nations announced on September 25, 2014, that the Arms Trade Treaty adopted by the General Assembly in 2013 will enter into force in 90 days. It reached the necessary number of 50 ratifications on The Organization of American States (OAS) recently announced that it had donated equipment to mark firearms, for the second time, to the Government of the Dominican Republic. The donation was made as part of a The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) Nigeria has partnered with two international organizations, the United Nations and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), in developing a weapons collection program for the unstable northern portion of the country. The purpose On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On October 29, 2013, Denmark's Justice Minister, Morten Bandoslash;dskov, announced a plan to respond to the problem of gang-related crime in the country. There were 49 gang-related shootings in Denmark in the first six months of The Mexican government recently announced that it has been formally admitted as a member of the 42-member Australia Group (AG). (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, M;xico Ingresa Formalmente al Grupo Australia (Aug. 12, It was reported on May 20, 2013, that Sebastian Ndeitunga, Namibia's Police Inspector General, said that the country is "too armed"; that the process for obtaining arms South Africa's government recently submitted the Dangerous Weapons Bill, 2012, aimed at banning possession of "dangerous weapons" at public gatherings, to the country's Parliament for consideration. (In a campaign to fight firearms control offenses launched by China's Ministry of Public Security (MPS, the police) in 2012, 160,000 guns and 2,780 tons of explosives On February 5, 2013, the lower chamber of the Australian federal parliament voted to pass legislation that will introduce a new aggravated offense of trafficking in firearms. The offense will be subject to a maximum penalty On January 10, 2013, Brazilian President Dilma Roussef vetoed a bill (Mensagem de Veto No. 002, de 9 de Janeiro de 2013, PLANALTO.GOV.BR) that amended the Disarmament Statute (Lei No. 10.826 of 22 de Norway has recently adopted rules placing additional restrictions on exports of weapons produced in the country. The move comes after a report that more than 200 civilians were killed by Norwegian firearms in the Iraq war. It was reported on September 6, 2012, that Finland's police force will have a new, electronic registry of firearms owned by citizens, which will streamline the processing On September 10, 2012, a judge of the Cour Sup;rieur (Superior Court) of Quebec issued a decision that declared part of a Canadian federal law to be unconstitutional; the law had abolished a particular register of On June 25, 2012, the Organization of American States (OAS) announced that it will donate equipment to mark firearms to the Argentinean government. The equipment is to be utilized by Argentina's Ministry of Security in combating On April 20, 2012, the Organization of American States (OAS) and the government of the Dominican Republic announced that they had reached an agreement whereby the OAS will deliver to the Dominican Republic equipment donated by As of the beginning of June 2012, new regulations on firearms will tighten control of air guns in Denmark. Any such weapon with a 5.5 millimeter caliber will need to be registered with the police. Furthermore, On March 8, 2012, the European Union (EU) adopted a new Regulation to ratify the UN Protocol on Firearms. (UN Protocol General Assembly Resolution A/RES/55/255, June 8, 2001, UN website.) The Commission had signed the France's Law 2011-702 of June 22, 2011, on Controlling Import and Export of War Materials and Similar Equipment, Simplifying Transfers of Defense-Related Products Within the European Union, and Defense and Security Markets, was published in the On June 8, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the Law on Ratification of the Protocol to the Russian Federation - United States of America Bilateral Agreement Concerning the Management and Disposition of Plutonium It was reported in late December 2010 that a draft law on firearms that had been approved by the Internal Affairs Subcommittee of Turkey's Parliament has been suspended. The Umut Foundation, an anti-gun nongovernment organization in The French Parliament adopted Law 2010-819 of July 20, 2010, on the Elimination of Cluster Munitions. The Law adds a Chapter IV, entitled "Cluster Munitions," to Title IV, Book III, of the Defense Code. On August 1, 2010, the Convention on Cluster Munitions came into force (text available from the Convention website, http://www.clusterconvention.org/pages/pages_ii/iia_textenglish.html (last visited Aug. 2, 2010)). Adopted in Dublin, Ireland, on May 30, 2008, On July 6, 2010, the French National Assembly adopted a bill that prohibits the use of cluster munitions; the vote was unanimous. The bill had been approved previously by the Senate, also by a unanimous vote. Under a new rule issued by the Crown Prosecutor of Denmark, Jandoslash;rgen Steen Sandoslash;rensen, an existing ban on possession of knives in public has been relaxed. Employees who need knives for their work will be permitted On May 31, 2010, the European Commission came up with a proposal for a regulation on establishing procedural rules for the export, import, and transit of firearms and their parts, essential components, and ammunition intended for It was reported on April 19, 2010, that Nepal's Cabinet has under consideration a proposal to amend the Arms and Ammunition Regulation 2029 [1972], chiefly to raise licensing fees. Licenses to carry arms anywhere in the According to a February 16, 2010, United Nations press release, the Convention on Cluster Munitions will enter into force in August 2010. The 29th and 30th nations, Burkina Faso and Moldova, have submitted their instruments of The French Parliament recently adopted Law 2010-2 of January 5, 2010, on the compensation of victims of French nuclear testing (Loi 2010-5 du 5 janvier 2010 relative andagrave; la reconnaissance et andagrave; l'indemnisation des victimes des... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 22 Jan 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401784_text Global Legal Monitor: Africa: Countries to Harmonize Laws on Arms Control http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401561_text Weapons - Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) On November 8, 2014, the Government of the Russian Federation amended the Rules on Circulation of Civil and Service Weapons and Munitions in the Territory of the Russian Federation (Government Regulation No. 1178, Government Legal The United Nations announced on September 25, 2014, that the Arms Trade Treaty adopted by the General Assembly in 2013 will enter into force in 90 days. It reached the necessary number of 50 ratifications on The Organization of American States (OAS) recently announced that it had donated equipment to mark firearms, for the second time, to the Government of the Dominican Republic. The donation was made as part of a The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) Nigeria has partnered with two international organizations, the United Nations and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), in developing a weapons collection program for the unstable northern portion of the country. The purpose On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On October 29, 2013, Denmark's Justice Minister, Morten Bandoslash;dskov, announced a plan to respond to the problem of gang-related crime in the country. There were 49 gang-related shootings in Denmark in the first six months of The Mexican government recently announced that it has been formally admitted as a member of the 42-member Australia Group (AG). (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, M;xico Ingresa Formalmente al Grupo Australia (Aug. 12, It was reported on May 20, 2013, that Sebastian Ndeitunga, Namibia's Police Inspector General, said that the country is "too armed"; that the process for obtaining arms South Africa's government recently submitted the Dangerous Weapons Bill, 2012, aimed at banning possession of "dangerous weapons" at public gatherings, to the country's Parliament for consideration. (In a campaign to fight firearms control offenses launched by China's Ministry of Public Security (MPS, the police) in 2012, 160,000 guns and 2,780 tons of explosives On February 5, 2013, the lower chamber of the Australian federal parliament voted to pass legislation that will introduce a new aggravated offense of trafficking in firearms. The offense will be subject to a maximum penalty On January 10, 2013, Brazilian President Dilma Roussef vetoed a bill (Mensagem de Veto No. 002, de 9 de Janeiro de 2013, PLANALTO.GOV.BR) that amended the Disarmament Statute (Lei No. 10.826 of 22 de Norway has recently adopted rules placing additional restrictions on exports of weapons produced in the country. The move comes after a report that more than 200 civilians were killed by Norwegian firearms in the Iraq war. It was reported on September 6, 2012, that Finland's police force will have a new, electronic registry of firearms owned by citizens, which will streamline the processing On September 10, 2012, a judge of the Cour Sup;rieur (Superior Court) of Quebec issued a decision that declared part of a Canadian federal law to be unconstitutional; the law had abolished a particular register of On June 25, 2012, the Organization of American States (OAS) announced that it will donate equipment to mark firearms to the Argentinean government. The equipment is to be utilized by Argentina's Ministry of Security in combating On April 20, 2012, the Organization of American States (OAS) and the government of the Dominican Republic announced that they had reached an agreement whereby the OAS will deliver to the Dominican Republic equipment donated by As of the beginning of June 2012, new regulations on firearms will tighten control of air guns in Denmark. Any such weapon with a 5.5 millimeter caliber will need to be registered with the police. Furthermore, On March 8, 2012, the European Union (EU) adopted a new Regulation to ratify the UN Protocol on Firearms. (UN Protocol General Assembly Resolution A/RES/55/255, June 8, 2001, UN website.) The Commission had signed the France's Law 2011-702 of June 22, 2011, on Controlling Import and Export of War Materials and Similar Equipment, Simplifying Transfers of Defense-Related Products Within the European Union, and Defense and Security Markets, was published in the On June 8, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the Law on Ratification of the Protocol to the Russian Federation - United States of America Bilateral Agreement Concerning the Management and Disposition of Plutonium It was reported in late December 2010 that a draft law on firearms that had been approved by the Internal Affairs Subcommittee of Turkey's Parliament has been suspended. The Umut Foundation, an anti-gun nongovernment organization in The French Parliament adopted Law 2010-819 of July 20, 2010, on the Elimination of Cluster Munitions. The Law adds a Chapter IV, entitled "Cluster Munitions," to Title IV, Book III, of the Defense Code. On August 1, 2010, the Convention on Cluster Munitions came into force (text available from the Convention website, http://www.clusterconvention.org/pages/pages_ii/iia_textenglish.html (last visited Aug. 2, 2010)). Adopted in Dublin, Ireland, on May 30, 2008, On July 6, 2010, the French National Assembly adopted a bill that prohibits the use of cluster munitions; the vote was unanimous. The bill had been approved previously by the Senate, also by a unanimous vote. Under a new rule issued by the Crown Prosecutor of Denmark, Jandoslash;rgen Steen Sandoslash;rensen, an existing ban on possession of knives in public has been relaxed. Employees who need knives for their work will be permitted On May 31, 2010, the European Commission came up with a proposal for a regulation on establishing procedural rules for the export, import, and transit of firearms and their parts, essential components, and ammunition intended for It was reported on April 19, 2010, that Nepal's Cabinet has under consideration a proposal to amend the Arms and Ammunition Regulation 2029 [1972], chiefly to raise licensing fees. Licenses to carry arms anywhere in the According to a February 16, 2010, United Nations press release, the Convention on Cluster Munitions will enter into force in August 2010. The 29th and 30th nations, Burkina Faso and Moldova, have submitted their instruments of The French Parliament recently adopted Law 2010-2 of January 5, 2010, on the compensation of victims of French nuclear testing (Loi 2010-5 du 5 janvier 2010 relative andagrave; la reconnaissance et andagrave; l'indemnisation des victimes des It was reported on September 7, 2009, that countries from Africa's Great Lakes region and the Horn are in the process of harmonizing their laws to better fight the spread of small arms across national borders.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 10 Sep 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401561_text Global Legal Monitor: Finland: New Gun Law Proposed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401526_text Weapons - Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) On November 8, 2014, the Government of the Russian Federation amended the Rules on Circulation of Civil and Service Weapons and Munitions in the Territory of the Russian Federation (Government Regulation No. 1178, Government Legal The United Nations announced on September 25, 2014, that the Arms Trade Treaty adopted by the General Assembly in 2013 will enter into force in 90 days. It reached the necessary number of 50 ratifications on The Organization of American States (OAS) recently announced that it had donated equipment to mark firearms, for the second time, to the Government of the Dominican Republic. The donation was made as part of a The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) Nigeria has partnered with two international organizations, the United Nations and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), in developing a weapons collection program for the unstable northern portion of the country. The purpose On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On October 29, 2013, Denmark's Justice Minister, Morten Bandoslash;dskov, announced a plan to respond to the problem of gang-related crime in the country. There were 49 gang-related shootings in Denmark in the first six months of The Mexican government recently announced that it has been formally admitted as a member of the 42-member Australia Group (AG). (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, M;xico Ingresa Formalmente al Grupo Australia (Aug. 12, It was reported on May 20, 2013, that Sebastian Ndeitunga, Namibia's Police Inspector General, said that the country is "too armed"; that the process for obtaining arms South Africa's government recently submitted the Dangerous Weapons Bill, 2012, aimed at banning possession of "dangerous weapons" at public gatherings, to the country's Parliament for consideration. (In a campaign to fight firearms control offenses launched by China's Ministry of Public Security (MPS, the police) in 2012, 160,000 guns and 2,780 tons of explosives On February 5, 2013, the lower chamber of the Australian federal parliament voted to pass legislation that will introduce a new aggravated offense of trafficking in firearms. The offense will be subject to a maximum penalty On January 10, 2013, Brazilian President Dilma Roussef vetoed a bill (Mensagem de Veto No. 002, de 9 de Janeiro de 2013, PLANALTO.GOV.BR) that amended the Disarmament Statute (Lei No. 10.826 of 22 de Norway has recently adopted rules placing additional restrictions on exports of weapons produced in the country. The move comes after a report that more than 200 civilians were killed by Norwegian firearms in the Iraq war. It was reported on September 6, 2012, that Finland's police force will have a new, electronic registry of firearms owned by citizens, which will streamline the processing On September 10, 2012, a judge of the Cour Sup;rieur (Superior Court) of Quebec issued a decision that declared part of a Canadian federal law to be unconstitutional; the law had abolished a particular register of On June 25, 2012, the Organization of American States (OAS) announced that it will donate equipment to mark firearms to the Argentinean government. The equipment is to be utilized by Argentina's Ministry of Security in combating On April 20, 2012, the Organization of American States (OAS) and the government of the Dominican Republic announced that they had reached an agreement whereby the OAS will deliver to the Dominican Republic equipment donated by As of the beginning of June 2012, new regulations on firearms will tighten control of air guns in Denmark. Any such weapon with a 5.5 millimeter caliber will need to be registered with the police. Furthermore, On March 8, 2012, the European Union (EU) adopted a new Regulation to ratify the UN Protocol on Firearms. (UN Protocol General Assembly Resolution A/RES/55/255, June 8, 2001, UN website.) The Commission had signed the France's Law 2011-702 of June 22, 2011, on Controlling Import and Export of War Materials and Similar Equipment, Simplifying Transfers of Defense-Related Products Within the European Union, and Defense and Security Markets, was published in the On June 8, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the Law on Ratification of the Protocol to the Russian Federation - United States of America Bilateral Agreement Concerning the Management and Disposition of Plutonium It was reported in late December 2010 that a draft law on firearms that had been approved by the Internal Affairs Subcommittee of Turkey's Parliament has been suspended. The Umut Foundation, an anti-gun nongovernment organization in The French Parliament adopted Law 2010-819 of July 20, 2010, on the Elimination of Cluster Munitions. The Law adds a Chapter IV, entitled "Cluster Munitions," to Title IV, Book III, of the Defense Code. On August 1, 2010, the Convention on Cluster Munitions came into force (text available from the Convention website, http://www.clusterconvention.org/pages/pages_ii/iia_textenglish.html (last visited Aug. 2, 2010)). Adopted in Dublin, Ireland, on May 30, 2008, On July 6, 2010, the French National Assembly adopted a bill that prohibits the use of cluster munitions; the vote was unanimous. The bill had been approved previously by the Senate, also by a unanimous vote. Under a new rule issued by the Crown Prosecutor of Denmark, Jandoslash;rgen Steen Sandoslash;rensen, an existing ban on possession of knives in public has been relaxed. Employees who need knives for their work will be permitted On May 31, 2010, the European Commission came up with a proposal for a regulation on establishing procedural rules for the export, import, and transit of firearms and their parts, essential components, and ammunition intended for It was reported on April 19, 2010, that Nepal's Cabinet has under consideration a proposal to amend the Arms and Ammunition Regulation 2029 [1972], chiefly to raise licensing fees. Licenses to carry arms anywhere in the According to a February 16, 2010, United Nations press release, the Convention on Cluster Munitions will enter into force in August 2010. The 29th and 30th nations, Burkina Faso and Moldova, have submitted their instruments of The French Parliament recently adopted Law 2010-2 of January 5, 2010, on the compensation of victims of French nuclear testing (Loi 2010-5 du 5 janvier 2010 relative andagrave; la reconnaissance et andagrave; l'indemnisation des victimes des It was reported on September 7, 2009, that countries from Africa's Great Lakes region and the Horn are in the process of harmonizing their laws to better fight the spread of small arms across national borders. Finland's Parliament is drafting a new gun law, scheduled for debate in September 2009, which would authorize police to inspect, without having established suspicion of commission of a crime, the private homes of persons holding gun... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 27 Aug 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401526_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico; United States: Protocol to Punish Arms Trafficking http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401492_text Weapons - Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) On November 8, 2014, the Government of the Russian Federation amended the Rules on Circulation of Civil and Service Weapons and Munitions in the Territory of the Russian Federation (Government Regulation No. 1178, Government Legal The United Nations announced on September 25, 2014, that the Arms Trade Treaty adopted by the General Assembly in 2013 will enter into force in 90 days. It reached the necessary number of 50 ratifications on The Organization of American States (OAS) recently announced that it had donated equipment to mark firearms, for the second time, to the Government of the Dominican Republic. The donation was made as part of a The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) Nigeria has partnered with two international organizations, the United Nations and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), in developing a weapons collection program for the unstable northern portion of the country. The purpose On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On October 29, 2013, Denmark's Justice Minister, Morten Bandoslash;dskov, announced a plan to respond to the problem of gang-related crime in the country. There were 49 gang-related shootings in Denmark in the first six months of The Mexican government recently announced that it has been formally admitted as a member of the 42-member Australia Group (AG). (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, M;xico Ingresa Formalmente al Grupo Australia (Aug. 12, It was reported on May 20, 2013, that Sebastian Ndeitunga, Namibia's Police Inspector General, said that the country is "too armed"; that the process for obtaining arms South Africa's government recently submitted the Dangerous Weapons Bill, 2012, aimed at banning possession of "dangerous weapons" at public gatherings, to the country's Parliament for consideration. (In a campaign to fight firearms control offenses launched by China's Ministry of Public Security (MPS, the police) in 2012, 160,000 guns and 2,780 tons of explosives On February 5, 2013, the lower chamber of the Australian federal parliament voted to pass legislation that will introduce a new aggravated offense of trafficking in firearms. The offense will be subject to a maximum penalty On January 10, 2013, Brazilian President Dilma Roussef vetoed a bill (Mensagem de Veto No. 002, de 9 de Janeiro de 2013, PLANALTO.GOV.BR) that amended the Disarmament Statute (Lei No. 10.826 of 22 de Norway has recently adopted rules placing additional restrictions on exports of weapons produced in the country. The move comes after a report that more than 200 civilians were killed by Norwegian firearms in the Iraq war. It was reported on September 6, 2012, that Finland's police force will have a new, electronic registry of firearms owned by citizens, which will streamline the processing On September 10, 2012, a judge of the Cour Sup;rieur (Superior Court) of Quebec issued a decision that declared part of a Canadian federal law to be unconstitutional; the law had abolished a particular register of On June 25, 2012, the Organization of American States (OAS) announced that it will donate equipment to mark firearms to the Argentinean government. The equipment is to be utilized by Argentina's Ministry of Security in combating On April 20, 2012, the Organization of American States (OAS) and the government of the Dominican Republic announced that they had reached an agreement whereby the OAS will deliver to the Dominican Republic equipment donated by As of the beginning of June 2012, new regulations on firearms will tighten control of air guns in Denmark. Any such weapon with a 5.5 millimeter caliber will need to be registered with the police. Furthermore, On March 8, 2012, the European Union (EU) adopted a new Regulation to ratify the UN Protocol on Firearms. (UN Protocol General Assembly Resolution A/RES/55/255, June 8, 2001, UN website.) The Commission had signed the France's Law 2011-702 of June 22, 2011, on Controlling Import and Export of War Materials and Similar Equipment, Simplifying Transfers of Defense-Related Products Within the European Union, and Defense and Security Markets, was published in the On June 8, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the Law on Ratification of the Protocol to the Russian Federation - United States of America Bilateral Agreement Concerning the Management and Disposition of Plutonium It was reported in late December 2010 that a draft law on firearms that had been approved by the Internal Affairs Subcommittee of Turkey's Parliament has been suspended. The Umut Foundation, an anti-gun nongovernment organization in The French Parliament adopted Law 2010-819 of July 20, 2010, on the Elimination of Cluster Munitions. The Law adds a Chapter IV, entitled "Cluster Munitions," to Title IV, Book III, of the Defense Code. On August 1, 2010, the Convention on Cluster Munitions came into force (text available from the Convention website, http://www.clusterconvention.org/pages/pages_ii/iia_textenglish.html (last visited Aug. 2, 2010)). Adopted in Dublin, Ireland, on May 30, 2008, On July 6, 2010, the French National Assembly adopted a bill that prohibits the use of cluster munitions; the vote was unanimous. The bill had been approved previously by the Senate, also by a unanimous vote. Under a new rule issued by the Crown Prosecutor of Denmark, Jandoslash;rgen Steen Sandoslash;rensen, an existing ban on possession of knives in public has been relaxed. Employees who need knives for their work will be permitted On May 31, 2010, the European Commission came up with a proposal for a regulation on establishing procedural rules for the export, import, and transit of firearms and their parts, essential components, and ammunition intended for It was reported on April 19, 2010, that Nepal's Cabinet has under consideration a proposal to amend the Arms and Ammunition Regulation 2029 [1972], chiefly to raise licensing fees. Licenses to carry arms anywhere in the According to a February 16, 2010, United Nations press release, the Convention on Cluster Munitions will enter into force in August 2010. The 29th and 30th nations, Burkina Faso and Moldova, have submitted their instruments of The French Parliament recently adopted Law 2010-2 of January 5, 2010, on the compensation of victims of French nuclear testing (Loi 2010-5 du 5 janvier 2010 relative andagrave; la reconnaissance et andagrave; l'indemnisation des victimes des It was reported on September 7, 2009, that countries from Africa's Great Lakes region and the Horn are in the process of harmonizing their laws to better fight the spread of small arms across national borders. Finland's Parliament is drafting a new gun law, scheduled for debate in September 2009, which would authorize police to inspect, without having established suspicion of commission of a crime, the private homes of persons holding gun On July 13, 2009, the office of the Mexican Attorney General and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced they had established a collaboration protocol to punish weapons traffickers. The protocol is aimed at collecting information... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 18 Aug 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401492_text Global Legal Monitor: United States: Federal Appeals Court Holds States May Restrict Handgun Ownership http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401353_text Weapons - Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) On November 8, 2014, the Government of the Russian Federation amended the Rules on Circulation of Civil and Service Weapons and Munitions in the Territory of the Russian Federation (Government Regulation No. 1178, Government Legal The United Nations announced on September 25, 2014, that the Arms Trade Treaty adopted by the General Assembly in 2013 will enter into force in 90 days. It reached the necessary number of 50 ratifications on The Organization of American States (OAS) recently announced that it had donated equipment to mark firearms, for the second time, to the Government of the Dominican Republic. The donation was made as part of a The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) Nigeria has partnered with two international organizations, the United Nations and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), in developing a weapons collection program for the unstable northern portion of the country. The purpose On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On October 29, 2013, Denmark's Justice Minister, Morten Bandoslash;dskov, announced a plan to respond to the problem of gang-related crime in the country. There were 49 gang-related shootings in Denmark in the first six months of The Mexican government recently announced that it has been formally admitted as a member of the 42-member Australia Group (AG). (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, M;xico Ingresa Formalmente al Grupo Australia (Aug. 12, It was reported on May 20, 2013, that Sebastian Ndeitunga, Namibia's Police Inspector General, said that the country is "too armed"; that the process for obtaining arms South Africa's government recently submitted the Dangerous Weapons Bill, 2012, aimed at banning possession of "dangerous weapons" at public gatherings, to the country's Parliament for consideration. (In a campaign to fight firearms control offenses launched by China's Ministry of Public Security (MPS, the police) in 2012, 160,000 guns and 2,780 tons of explosives On February 5, 2013, the lower chamber of the Australian federal parliament voted to pass legislation that will introduce a new aggravated offense of trafficking in firearms. The offense will be subject to a maximum penalty On January 10, 2013, Brazilian President Dilma Roussef vetoed a bill (Mensagem de Veto No. 002, de 9 de Janeiro de 2013, PLANALTO.GOV.BR) that amended the Disarmament Statute (Lei No. 10.826 of 22 de Norway has recently adopted rules placing additional restrictions on exports of weapons produced in the country. The move comes after a report that more than 200 civilians were killed by Norwegian firearms in the Iraq war. It was reported on September 6, 2012, that Finland's police force will have a new, electronic registry of firearms owned by citizens, which will streamline the processing On September 10, 2012, a judge of the Cour Sup;rieur (Superior Court) of Quebec issued a decision that declared part of a Canadian federal law to be unconstitutional; the law had abolished a particular register of On June 25, 2012, the Organization of American States (OAS) announced that it will donate equipment to mark firearms to the Argentinean government. The equipment is to be utilized by Argentina's Ministry of Security in combating On April 20, 2012, the Organization of American States (OAS) and the government of the Dominican Republic announced that they had reached an agreement whereby the OAS will deliver to the Dominican Republic equipment donated by As of the beginning of June 2012, new regulations on firearms will tighten control of air guns in Denmark. Any such weapon with a 5.5 millimeter caliber will need to be registered with the police. Furthermore, On March 8, 2012, the European Union (EU) adopted a new Regulation to ratify the UN Protocol on Firearms. (UN Protocol General Assembly Resolution A/RES/55/255, June 8, 2001, UN website.) The Commission had signed the France's Law 2011-702 of June 22, 2011, on Controlling Import and Export of War Materials and Similar Equipment, Simplifying Transfers of Defense-Related Products Within the European Union, and Defense and Security Markets, was published in the On June 8, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the Law on Ratification of the Protocol to the Russian Federation - United States of America Bilateral Agreement Concerning the Management and Disposition of Plutonium It was reported in late December 2010 that a draft law on firearms that had been approved by the Internal Affairs Subcommittee of Turkey's Parliament has been suspended. The Umut Foundation, an anti-gun nongovernment organization in The French Parliament adopted Law 2010-819 of July 20, 2010, on the Elimination of Cluster Munitions. The Law adds a Chapter IV, entitled "Cluster Munitions," to Title IV, Book III, of the Defense Code. On August 1, 2010, the Convention on Cluster Munitions came into force (text available from the Convention website, http://www.clusterconvention.org/pages/pages_ii/iia_textenglish.html (last visited Aug. 2, 2010)). Adopted in Dublin, Ireland, on May 30, 2008, On July 6, 2010, the French National Assembly adopted a bill that prohibits the use of cluster munitions; the vote was unanimous. The bill had been approved previously by the Senate, also by a unanimous vote. Under a new rule issued by the Crown Prosecutor of Denmark, Jandoslash;rgen Steen Sandoslash;rensen, an existing ban on possession of knives in public has been relaxed. Employees who need knives for their work will be permitted On May 31, 2010, the European Commission came up with a proposal for a regulation on establishing procedural rules for the export, import, and transit of firearms and their parts, essential components, and ammunition intended for It was reported on April 19, 2010, that Nepal's Cabinet has under consideration a proposal to amend the Arms and Ammunition Regulation 2029 [1972], chiefly to raise licensing fees. Licenses to carry arms anywhere in the According to a February 16, 2010, United Nations press release, the Convention on Cluster Munitions will enter into force in August 2010. The 29th and 30th nations, Burkina Faso and Moldova, have submitted their instruments of The French Parliament recently adopted Law 2010-2 of January 5, 2010, on the compensation of victims of French nuclear testing (Loi 2010-5 du 5 janvier 2010 relative andagrave; la reconnaissance et andagrave; l'indemnisation des victimes des It was reported on September 7, 2009, that countries from Africa's Great Lakes region and the Horn are in the process of harmonizing their laws to better fight the spread of small arms across national borders. Finland's Parliament is drafting a new gun law, scheduled for debate in September 2009, which would authorize police to inspect, without having established suspicion of commission of a crime, the private homes of persons holding gun On July 13, 2009, the office of the Mexican Attorney General and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced they had established a collaboration protocol to punish weapons traffickers. The protocol is aimed at collecting information The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago has ruled that the right to have handguns in one's home, recently recognized by the Supreme Court, does not cover state or municipal laws... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 26 Jun 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401353_text Global Legal Monitor: Peru: Manufacture of Weapons and Munitions http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401057_text Weapons - Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) On November 8, 2014, the Government of the Russian Federation amended the Rules on Circulation of Civil and Service Weapons and Munitions in the Territory of the Russian Federation (Government Regulation No. 1178, Government Legal The United Nations announced on September 25, 2014, that the Arms Trade Treaty adopted by the General Assembly in 2013 will enter into force in 90 days. It reached the necessary number of 50 ratifications on The Organization of American States (OAS) recently announced that it had donated equipment to mark firearms, for the second time, to the Government of the Dominican Republic. The donation was made as part of a The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) Nigeria has partnered with two international organizations, the United Nations and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), in developing a weapons collection program for the unstable northern portion of the country. The purpose On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On October 29, 2013, Denmark's Justice Minister, Morten Bandoslash;dskov, announced a plan to respond to the problem of gang-related crime in the country. There were 49 gang-related shootings in Denmark in the first six months of The Mexican government recently announced that it has been formally admitted as a member of the 42-member Australia Group (AG). (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, M;xico Ingresa Formalmente al Grupo Australia (Aug. 12, It was reported on May 20, 2013, that Sebastian Ndeitunga, Namibia's Police Inspector General, said that the country is "too armed"; that the process for obtaining arms South Africa's government recently submitted the Dangerous Weapons Bill, 2012, aimed at banning possession of "dangerous weapons" at public gatherings, to the country's Parliament for consideration. (In a campaign to fight firearms control offenses launched by China's Ministry of Public Security (MPS, the police) in 2012, 160,000 guns and 2,780 tons of explosives On February 5, 2013, the lower chamber of the Australian federal parliament voted to pass legislation that will introduce a new aggravated offense of trafficking in firearms. The offense will be subject to a maximum penalty On January 10, 2013, Brazilian President Dilma Roussef vetoed a bill (Mensagem de Veto No. 002, de 9 de Janeiro de 2013, PLANALTO.GOV.BR) that amended the Disarmament Statute (Lei No. 10.826 of 22 de Norway has recently adopted rules placing additional restrictions on exports of weapons produced in the country. The move comes after a report that more than 200 civilians were killed by Norwegian firearms in the Iraq war. It was reported on September 6, 2012, that Finland's police force will have a new, electronic registry of firearms owned by citizens, which will streamline the processing On September 10, 2012, a judge of the Cour Sup;rieur (Superior Court) of Quebec issued a decision that declared part of a Canadian federal law to be unconstitutional; the law had abolished a particular register of On June 25, 2012, the Organization of American States (OAS) announced that it will donate equipment to mark firearms to the Argentinean government. The equipment is to be utilized by Argentina's Ministry of Security in combating On April 20, 2012, the Organization of American States (OAS) and the government of the Dominican Republic announced that they had reached an agreement whereby the OAS will deliver to the Dominican Republic equipment donated by As of the beginning of June 2012, new regulations on firearms will tighten control of air guns in Denmark. Any such weapon with a 5.5 millimeter caliber will need to be registered with the police. Furthermore, On March 8, 2012, the European Union (EU) adopted a new Regulation to ratify the UN Protocol on Firearms. (UN Protocol General Assembly Resolution A/RES/55/255, June 8, 2001, UN website.) The Commission had signed the France's Law 2011-702 of June 22, 2011, on Controlling Import and Export of War Materials and Similar Equipment, Simplifying Transfers of Defense-Related Products Within the European Union, and Defense and Security Markets, was published in the On June 8, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the Law on Ratification of the Protocol to the Russian Federation - United States of America Bilateral Agreement Concerning the Management and Disposition of Plutonium It was reported in late December 2010 that a draft law on firearms that had been approved by the Internal Affairs Subcommittee of Turkey's Parliament has been suspended. The Umut Foundation, an anti-gun nongovernment organization in The French Parliament adopted Law 2010-819 of July 20, 2010, on the Elimination of Cluster Munitions. The Law adds a Chapter IV, entitled "Cluster Munitions," to Title IV, Book III, of the Defense Code. On August 1, 2010, the Convention on Cluster Munitions came into force (text available from the Convention website, http://www.clusterconvention.org/pages/pages_ii/iia_textenglish.html (last visited Aug. 2, 2010)). Adopted in Dublin, Ireland, on May 30, 2008, On July 6, 2010, the French National Assembly adopted a bill that prohibits the use of cluster munitions; the vote was unanimous. The bill had been approved previously by the Senate, also by a unanimous vote. Under a new rule issued by the Crown Prosecutor of Denmark, Jandoslash;rgen Steen Sandoslash;rensen, an existing ban on possession of knives in public has been relaxed. Employees who need knives for their work will be permitted On May 31, 2010, the European Commission came up with a proposal for a regulation on establishing procedural rules for the export, import, and transit of firearms and their parts, essential components, and ammunition intended for It was reported on April 19, 2010, that Nepal's Cabinet has under consideration a proposal to amend the Arms and Ammunition Regulation 2029 [1972], chiefly to raise licensing fees. Licenses to carry arms anywhere in the According to a February 16, 2010, United Nations press release, the Convention on Cluster Munitions will enter into force in August 2010. The 29th and 30th nations, Burkina Faso and Moldova, have submitted their instruments of The French Parliament recently adopted Law 2010-2 of January 5, 2010, on the compensation of victims of French nuclear testing (Loi 2010-5 du 5 janvier 2010 relative andagrave; la reconnaissance et andagrave; l'indemnisation des victimes des It was reported on September 7, 2009, that countries from Africa's Great Lakes region and the Horn are in the process of harmonizing their laws to better fight the spread of small arms across national borders. Finland's Parliament is drafting a new gun law, scheduled for debate in September 2009, which would authorize police to inspect, without having established suspicion of commission of a crime, the private homes of persons holding gun On July 13, 2009, the office of the Mexican Attorney General and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced they had established a collaboration protocol to punish weapons traffickers. The protocol is aimed at collecting information The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago has ruled that the right to have handguns in one's home, recently recognized by the Supreme Court, does not cover state or municipal laws Peru's President Alan Garcia Perez signed a law on January 9, 2009, that adopts provisions concerning the name, nature, and legal status of the Fabrica de Armas y Municiones del Ejercito [Factory of Weapons and Munitions... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 03 Mar 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401057_text Global Legal Monitor: International: Cluster Bomb Ban Signed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540851_text Weapons - Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) On November 8, 2014, the Government of the Russian Federation amended the Rules on Circulation of Civil and Service Weapons and Munitions in the Territory of the Russian Federation (Government Regulation No. 1178, Government Legal The United Nations announced on September 25, 2014, that the Arms Trade Treaty adopted by the General Assembly in 2013 will enter into force in 90 days. It reached the necessary number of 50 ratifications on The Organization of American States (OAS) recently announced that it had donated equipment to mark firearms, for the second time, to the Government of the Dominican Republic. The donation was made as part of a The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) Nigeria has partnered with two international organizations, the United Nations and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), in developing a weapons collection program for the unstable northern portion of the country. The purpose On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On October 29, 2013, Denmark's Justice Minister, Morten Bandoslash;dskov, announced a plan to respond to the problem of gang-related crime in the country. There were 49 gang-related shootings in Denmark in the first six months of The Mexican government recently announced that it has been formally admitted as a member of the 42-member Australia Group (AG). (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, M;xico Ingresa Formalmente al Grupo Australia (Aug. 12, It was reported on May 20, 2013, that Sebastian Ndeitunga, Namibia's Police Inspector General, said that the country is "too armed"; that the process for obtaining arms South Africa's government recently submitted the Dangerous Weapons Bill, 2012, aimed at banning possession of "dangerous weapons" at public gatherings, to the country's Parliament for consideration. (In a campaign to fight firearms control offenses launched by China's Ministry of Public Security (MPS, the police) in 2012, 160,000 guns and 2,780 tons of explosives On February 5, 2013, the lower chamber of the Australian federal parliament voted to pass legislation that will introduce a new aggravated offense of trafficking in firearms. The offense will be subject to a maximum penalty On January 10, 2013, Brazilian President Dilma Roussef vetoed a bill (Mensagem de Veto No. 002, de 9 de Janeiro de 2013, PLANALTO.GOV.BR) that amended the Disarmament Statute (Lei No. 10.826 of 22 de Norway has recently adopted rules placing additional restrictions on exports of weapons produced in the country. The move comes after a report that more than 200 civilians were killed by Norwegian firearms in the Iraq war. It was reported on September 6, 2012, that Finland's police force will have a new, electronic registry of firearms owned by citizens, which will streamline the processing On September 10, 2012, a judge of the Cour Sup;rieur (Superior Court) of Quebec issued a decision that declared part of a Canadian federal law to be unconstitutional; the law had abolished a particular register of On June 25, 2012, the Organization of American States (OAS) announced that it will donate equipment to mark firearms to the Argentinean government. The equipment is to be utilized by Argentina's Ministry of Security in combating On April 20, 2012, the Organization of American States (OAS) and the government of the Dominican Republic announced that they had reached an agreement whereby the OAS will deliver to the Dominican Republic equipment donated by As of the beginning of June 2012, new regulations on firearms will tighten control of air guns in Denmark. Any such weapon with a 5.5 millimeter caliber will need to be registered with the police. Furthermore, On March 8, 2012, the European Union (EU) adopted a new Regulation to ratify the UN Protocol on Firearms. (UN Protocol General Assembly Resolution A/RES/55/255, June 8, 2001, UN website.) The Commission had signed the France's Law 2011-702 of June 22, 2011, on Controlling Import and Export of War Materials and Similar Equipment, Simplifying Transfers of Defense-Related Products Within the European Union, and Defense and Security Markets, was published in the On June 8, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the Law on Ratification of the Protocol to the Russian Federation - United States of America Bilateral Agreement Concerning the Management and Disposition of Plutonium It was reported in late December 2010 that a draft law on firearms that had been approved by the Internal Affairs Subcommittee of Turkey's Parliament has been suspended. The Umut Foundation, an anti-gun nongovernment organization in The French Parliament adopted Law 2010-819 of July 20, 2010, on the Elimination of Cluster Munitions. The Law adds a Chapter IV, entitled "Cluster Munitions," to Title IV, Book III, of the Defense Code. On August 1, 2010, the Convention on Cluster Munitions came into force (text available from the Convention website, http://www.clusterconvention.org/pages/pages_ii/iia_textenglish.html (last visited Aug. 2, 2010)). Adopted in Dublin, Ireland, on May 30, 2008, On July 6, 2010, the French National Assembly adopted a bill that prohibits the use of cluster munitions; the vote was unanimous. The bill had been approved previously by the Senate, also by a unanimous vote. Under a new rule issued by the Crown Prosecutor of Denmark, Jandoslash;rgen Steen Sandoslash;rensen, an existing ban on possession of knives in public has been relaxed. Employees who need knives for their work will be permitted On May 31, 2010, the European Commission came up with a proposal for a regulation on establishing procedural rules for the export, import, and transit of firearms and their parts, essential components, and ammunition intended for It was reported on April 19, 2010, that Nepal's Cabinet has under consideration a proposal to amend the Arms and Ammunition Regulation 2029 [1972], chiefly to raise licensing fees. Licenses to carry arms anywhere in the According to a February 16, 2010, United Nations press release, the Convention on Cluster Munitions will enter into force in August 2010. The 29th and 30th nations, Burkina Faso and Moldova, have submitted their instruments of The French Parliament recently adopted Law 2010-2 of January 5, 2010, on the compensation of victims of French nuclear testing (Loi 2010-5 du 5 janvier 2010 relative andagrave; la reconnaissance et andagrave; l'indemnisation des victimes des It was reported on September 7, 2009, that countries from Africa's Great Lakes region and the Horn are in the process of harmonizing their laws to better fight the spread of small arms across national borders. Finland's Parliament is drafting a new gun law, scheduled for debate in September 2009, which would authorize police to inspect, without having established suspicion of commission of a crime, the private homes of persons holding gun On July 13, 2009, the office of the Mexican Attorney General and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced they had established a collaboration protocol to punish weapons traffickers. The protocol is aimed at collecting information The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago has ruled that the right to have handguns in one's home, recently recognized by the Supreme Court, does not cover state or municipal laws Peru's President Alan Garcia Perez signed a law on January 9, 2009, that adopts provisions concerning the name, nature, and legal status of the Fabrica de Armas y Municiones del Ejercito [Factory of Weapons and Munitions On December 3 and 4, 2008, in Oslo, Norway, close to 100 countries signed a pact to ban cluster bombs, a type of weapon considered particularly likely to kill or maim civilians. Among the signatories were... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 16 Dec 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540851_text Global Legal Monitor: Taiwan: Amendment to Firearms Law http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540811_text Weapons - Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) On November 8, 2014, the Government of the Russian Federation amended the Rules on Circulation of Civil and Service Weapons and Munitions in the Territory of the Russian Federation (Government Regulation No. 1178, Government Legal The United Nations announced on September 25, 2014, that the Arms Trade Treaty adopted by the General Assembly in 2013 will enter into force in 90 days. It reached the necessary number of 50 ratifications on The Organization of American States (OAS) recently announced that it had donated equipment to mark firearms, for the second time, to the Government of the Dominican Republic. The donation was made as part of a The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) Nigeria has partnered with two international organizations, the United Nations and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), in developing a weapons collection program for the unstable northern portion of the country. The purpose On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On October 29, 2013, Denmark's Justice Minister, Morten Bandoslash;dskov, announced a plan to respond to the problem of gang-related crime in the country. There were 49 gang-related shootings in Denmark in the first six months of The Mexican government recently announced that it has been formally admitted as a member of the 42-member Australia Group (AG). (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, M;xico Ingresa Formalmente al Grupo Australia (Aug. 12, It was reported on May 20, 2013, that Sebastian Ndeitunga, Namibia's Police Inspector General, said that the country is "too armed"; that the process for obtaining arms South Africa's government recently submitted the Dangerous Weapons Bill, 2012, aimed at banning possession of "dangerous weapons" at public gatherings, to the country's Parliament for consideration. (In a campaign to fight firearms control offenses launched by China's Ministry of Public Security (MPS, the police) in 2012, 160,000 guns and 2,780 tons of explosives On February 5, 2013, the lower chamber of the Australian federal parliament voted to pass legislation that will introduce a new aggravated offense of trafficking in firearms. The offense will be subject to a maximum penalty On January 10, 2013, Brazilian President Dilma Roussef vetoed a bill (Mensagem de Veto No. 002, de 9 de Janeiro de 2013, PLANALTO.GOV.BR) that amended the Disarmament Statute (Lei No. 10.826 of 22 de Norway has recently adopted rules placing additional restrictions on exports of weapons produced in the country. The move comes after a report that more than 200 civilians were killed by Norwegian firearms in the Iraq war. It was reported on September 6, 2012, that Finland's police force will have a new, electronic registry of firearms owned by citizens, which will streamline the processing On September 10, 2012, a judge of the Cour Sup;rieur (Superior Court) of Quebec issued a decision that declared part of a Canadian federal law to be unconstitutional; the law had abolished a particular register of On June 25, 2012, the Organization of American States (OAS) announced that it will donate equipment to mark firearms to the Argentinean government. The equipment is to be utilized by Argentina's Ministry of Security in combating On April 20, 2012, the Organization of American States (OAS) and the government of the Dominican Republic announced that they had reached an agreement whereby the OAS will deliver to the Dominican Republic equipment donated by As of the beginning of June 2012, new regulations on firearms will tighten control of air guns in Denmark. Any such weapon with a 5.5 millimeter caliber will need to be registered with the police. Furthermore, On March 8, 2012, the European Union (EU) adopted a new Regulation to ratify the UN Protocol on Firearms. (UN Protocol General Assembly Resolution A/RES/55/255, June 8, 2001, UN website.) The Commission had signed the France's Law 2011-702 of June 22, 2011, on Controlling Import and Export of War Materials and Similar Equipment, Simplifying Transfers of Defense-Related Products Within the European Union, and Defense and Security Markets, was published in the On June 8, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the Law on Ratification of the Protocol to the Russian Federation - United States of America Bilateral Agreement Concerning the Management and Disposition of Plutonium It was reported in late December 2010 that a draft law on firearms that had been approved by the Internal Affairs Subcommittee of Turkey's Parliament has been suspended. The Umut Foundation, an anti-gun nongovernment organization in The French Parliament adopted Law 2010-819 of July 20, 2010, on the Elimination of Cluster Munitions. The Law adds a Chapter IV, entitled "Cluster Munitions," to Title IV, Book III, of the Defense Code. On August 1, 2010, the Convention on Cluster Munitions came into force (text available from the Convention website, http://www.clusterconvention.org/pages/pages_ii/iia_textenglish.html (last visited Aug. 2, 2010)). Adopted in Dublin, Ireland, on May 30, 2008, On July 6, 2010, the French National Assembly adopted a bill that prohibits the use of cluster munitions; the vote was unanimous. The bill had been approved previously by the Senate, also by a unanimous vote. Under a new rule issued by the Crown Prosecutor of Denmark, Jandoslash;rgen Steen Sandoslash;rensen, an existing ban on possession of knives in public has been relaxed. Employees who need knives for their work will be permitted On May 31, 2010, the European Commission came up with a proposal for a regulation on establishing procedural rules for the export, import, and transit of firearms and their parts, essential components, and ammunition intended for It was reported on April 19, 2010, that Nepal's Cabinet has under consideration a proposal to amend the Arms and Ammunition Regulation 2029 [1972], chiefly to raise licensing fees. Licenses to carry arms anywhere in the According to a February 16, 2010, United Nations press release, the Convention on Cluster Munitions will enter into force in August 2010. The 29th and 30th nations, Burkina Faso and Moldova, have submitted their instruments of The French Parliament recently adopted Law 2010-2 of January 5, 2010, on the compensation of victims of French nuclear testing (Loi 2010-5 du 5 janvier 2010 relative andagrave; la reconnaissance et andagrave; l'indemnisation des victimes des It was reported on September 7, 2009, that countries from Africa's Great Lakes region and the Horn are in the process of harmonizing their laws to better fight the spread of small arms across national borders. Finland's Parliament is drafting a new gun law, scheduled for debate in September 2009, which would authorize police to inspect, without having established suspicion of commission of a crime, the private homes of persons holding gun On July 13, 2009, the office of the Mexican Attorney General and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced they had established a collaboration protocol to punish weapons traffickers. The protocol is aimed at collecting information The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago has ruled that the right to have handguns in one's home, recently recognized by the Supreme Court, does not cover state or municipal laws Peru's President Alan Garcia Perez signed a law on January 9, 2009, that adopts provisions concerning the name, nature, and legal status of the Fabrica de Armas y Municiones del Ejercito [Factory of Weapons and Munitions On December 3 and 4, 2008, in Oslo, Norway, close to 100 countries signed a pact to ban cluster bombs, a type of weapon considered particularly likely to kill or maim civilians. Among the signatories were Effective November 26, 2008, Taiwan's Statute for Controlling Firearms, Ammunition, Knives, and Weapons (Firearms Statute) was amended by the addition of a new paragraph to article 7, broadening the scope of major firearms-related offenses. The new... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 05 Dec 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540811_text Global Legal Monitor: United States: Supreme Court Holds That Constitution Protects an Individual Right to Own Firearms for Self-Defense http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540517_text Weapons - Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) On November 8, 2014, the Government of the Russian Federation amended the Rules on Circulation of Civil and Service Weapons and Munitions in the Territory of the Russian Federation (Government Regulation No. 1178, Government Legal The United Nations announced on September 25, 2014, that the Arms Trade Treaty adopted by the General Assembly in 2013 will enter into force in 90 days. It reached the necessary number of 50 ratifications on The Organization of American States (OAS) recently announced that it had donated equipment to mark firearms, for the second time, to the Government of the Dominican Republic. The donation was made as part of a The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) Nigeria has partnered with two international organizations, the United Nations and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), in developing a weapons collection program for the unstable northern portion of the country. The purpose On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On October 29, 2013, Denmark's Justice Minister, Morten Bandoslash;dskov, announced a plan to respond to the problem of gang-related crime in the country. There were 49 gang-related shootings in Denmark in the first six months of The Mexican government recently announced that it has been formally admitted as a member of the 42-member Australia Group (AG). (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, M;xico Ingresa Formalmente al Grupo Australia (Aug. 12, It was reported on May 20, 2013, that Sebastian Ndeitunga, Namibia's Police Inspector General, said that the country is "too armed"; that the process for obtaining arms South Africa's government recently submitted the Dangerous Weapons Bill, 2012, aimed at banning possession of "dangerous weapons" at public gatherings, to the country's Parliament for consideration. (In a campaign to fight firearms control offenses launched by China's Ministry of Public Security (MPS, the police) in 2012, 160,000 guns and 2,780 tons of explosives On February 5, 2013, the lower chamber of the Australian federal parliament voted to pass legislation that will introduce a new aggravated offense of trafficking in firearms. The offense will be subject to a maximum penalty On January 10, 2013, Brazilian President Dilma Roussef vetoed a bill (Mensagem de Veto No. 002, de 9 de Janeiro de 2013, PLANALTO.GOV.BR) that amended the Disarmament Statute (Lei No. 10.826 of 22 de Norway has recently adopted rules placing additional restrictions on exports of weapons produced in the country. The move comes after a report that more than 200 civilians were killed by Norwegian firearms in the Iraq war. It was reported on September 6, 2012, that Finland's police force will have a new, electronic registry of firearms owned by citizens, which will streamline the processing On September 10, 2012, a judge of the Cour Sup;rieur (Superior Court) of Quebec issued a decision that declared part of a Canadian federal law to be unconstitutional; the law had abolished a particular register of On June 25, 2012, the Organization of American States (OAS) announced that it will donate equipment to mark firearms to the Argentinean government. The equipment is to be utilized by Argentina's Ministry of Security in combating On April 20, 2012, the Organization of American States (OAS) and the government of the Dominican Republic announced that they had reached an agreement whereby the OAS will deliver to the Dominican Republic equipment donated by As of the beginning of June 2012, new regulations on firearms will tighten control of air guns in Denmark. Any such weapon with a 5.5 millimeter caliber will need to be registered with the police. Furthermore, On March 8, 2012, the European Union (EU) adopted a new Regulation to ratify the UN Protocol on Firearms. (UN Protocol General Assembly Resolution A/RES/55/255, June 8, 2001, UN website.) The Commission had signed the France's Law 2011-702 of June 22, 2011, on Controlling Import and Export of War Materials and Similar Equipment, Simplifying Transfers of Defense-Related Products Within the European Union, and Defense and Security Markets, was published in the On June 8, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the Law on Ratification of the Protocol to the Russian Federation - United States of America Bilateral Agreement Concerning the Management and Disposition of Plutonium It was reported in late December 2010 that a draft law on firearms that had been approved by the Internal Affairs Subcommittee of Turkey's Parliament has been suspended. The Umut Foundation, an anti-gun nongovernment organization in The French Parliament adopted Law 2010-819 of July 20, 2010, on the Elimination of Cluster Munitions. The Law adds a Chapter IV, entitled "Cluster Munitions," to Title IV, Book III, of the Defense Code. On August 1, 2010, the Convention on Cluster Munitions came into force (text available from the Convention website, http://www.clusterconvention.org/pages/pages_ii/iia_textenglish.html (last visited Aug. 2, 2010)). Adopted in Dublin, Ireland, on May 30, 2008, On July 6, 2010, the French National Assembly adopted a bill that prohibits the use of cluster munitions; the vote was unanimous. The bill had been approved previously by the Senate, also by a unanimous vote. Under a new rule issued by the Crown Prosecutor of Denmark, Jandoslash;rgen Steen Sandoslash;rensen, an existing ban on possession of knives in public has been relaxed. Employees who need knives for their work will be permitted On May 31, 2010, the European Commission came up with a proposal for a regulation on establishing procedural rules for the export, import, and transit of firearms and their parts, essential components, and ammunition intended for It was reported on April 19, 2010, that Nepal's Cabinet has under consideration a proposal to amend the Arms and Ammunition Regulation 2029 [1972], chiefly to raise licensing fees. Licenses to carry arms anywhere in the According to a February 16, 2010, United Nations press release, the Convention on Cluster Munitions will enter into force in August 2010. The 29th and 30th nations, Burkina Faso and Moldova, have submitted their instruments of The French Parliament recently adopted Law 2010-2 of January 5, 2010, on the compensation of victims of French nuclear testing (Loi 2010-5 du 5 janvier 2010 relative andagrave; la reconnaissance et andagrave; l'indemnisation des victimes des It was reported on September 7, 2009, that countries from Africa's Great Lakes region and the Horn are in the process of harmonizing their laws to better fight the spread of small arms across national borders. Finland's Parliament is drafting a new gun law, scheduled for debate in September 2009, which would authorize police to inspect, without having established suspicion of commission of a crime, the private homes of persons holding gun On July 13, 2009, the office of the Mexican Attorney General and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced they had established a collaboration protocol to punish weapons traffickers. The protocol is aimed at collecting information The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago has ruled that the right to have handguns in one's home, recently recognized by the Supreme Court, does not cover state or municipal laws Peru's President Alan Garcia Perez signed a law on January 9, 2009, that adopts provisions concerning the name, nature, and legal status of the Fabrica de Armas y Municiones del Ejercito [Factory of Weapons and Munitions On December 3 and 4, 2008, in Oslo, Norway, close to 100 countries signed a pact to ban cluster bombs, a type of weapon considered particularly likely to kill or maim civilians. Among the signatories were Effective November 26, 2008, Taiwan's Statute for Controlling Firearms, Ammunition, Knives, and Weapons (Firearms Statute) was amended by the addition of a new paragraph to article 7, broadening the scope of major firearms-related offenses. The new On June 26, the Supreme Court ruled that the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution confers an individual right to possess a firearm for traditionally lawful purposes such as self-defense. It further ruled that District of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 02 Jul 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540517_text Global Legal Monitor: South Korea: New Rule to Sell Old Munitions http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540543_text Weapons - Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) On November 8, 2014, the Government of the Russian Federation amended the Rules on Circulation of Civil and Service Weapons and Munitions in the Territory of the Russian Federation (Government Regulation No. 1178, Government Legal The United Nations announced on September 25, 2014, that the Arms Trade Treaty adopted by the General Assembly in 2013 will enter into force in 90 days. It reached the necessary number of 50 ratifications on The Organization of American States (OAS) recently announced that it had donated equipment to mark firearms, for the second time, to the Government of the Dominican Republic. The donation was made as part of a The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) Nigeria has partnered with two international organizations, the United Nations and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), in developing a weapons collection program for the unstable northern portion of the country. The purpose On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On October 29, 2013, Denmark's Justice Minister, Morten Bandoslash;dskov, announced a plan to respond to the problem of gang-related crime in the country. There were 49 gang-related shootings in Denmark in the first six months of The Mexican government recently announced that it has been formally admitted as a member of the 42-member Australia Group (AG). (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, M;xico Ingresa Formalmente al Grupo Australia (Aug. 12, It was reported on May 20, 2013, that Sebastian Ndeitunga, Namibia's Police Inspector General, said that the country is "too armed"; that the process for obtaining arms South Africa's government recently submitted the Dangerous Weapons Bill, 2012, aimed at banning possession of "dangerous weapons" at public gatherings, to the country's Parliament for consideration. (In a campaign to fight firearms control offenses launched by China's Ministry of Public Security (MPS, the police) in 2012, 160,000 guns and 2,780 tons of explosives On February 5, 2013, the lower chamber of the Australian federal parliament voted to pass legislation that will introduce a new aggravated offense of trafficking in firearms. The offense will be subject to a maximum penalty On January 10, 2013, Brazilian President Dilma Roussef vetoed a bill (Mensagem de Veto No. 002, de 9 de Janeiro de 2013, PLANALTO.GOV.BR) that amended the Disarmament Statute (Lei No. 10.826 of 22 de Norway has recently adopted rules placing additional restrictions on exports of weapons produced in the country. The move comes after a report that more than 200 civilians were killed by Norwegian firearms in the Iraq war. It was reported on September 6, 2012, that Finland's police force will have a new, electronic registry of firearms owned by citizens, which will streamline the processing On September 10, 2012, a judge of the Cour Sup;rieur (Superior Court) of Quebec issued a decision that declared part of a Canadian federal law to be unconstitutional; the law had abolished a particular register of On June 25, 2012, the Organization of American States (OAS) announced that it will donate equipment to mark firearms to the Argentinean government. The equipment is to be utilized by Argentina's Ministry of Security in combating On April 20, 2012, the Organization of American States (OAS) and the government of the Dominican Republic announced that they had reached an agreement whereby the OAS will deliver to the Dominican Republic equipment donated by As of the beginning of June 2012, new regulations on firearms will tighten control of air guns in Denmark. Any such weapon with a 5.5 millimeter caliber will need to be registered with the police. Furthermore, On March 8, 2012, the European Union (EU) adopted a new Regulation to ratify the UN Protocol on Firearms. (UN Protocol General Assembly Resolution A/RES/55/255, June 8, 2001, UN website.) The Commission had signed the France's Law 2011-702 of June 22, 2011, on Controlling Import and Export of War Materials and Similar Equipment, Simplifying Transfers of Defense-Related Products Within the European Union, and Defense and Security Markets, was published in the On June 8, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the Law on Ratification of the Protocol to the Russian Federation - United States of America Bilateral Agreement Concerning the Management and Disposition of Plutonium It was reported in late December 2010 that a draft law on firearms that had been approved by the Internal Affairs Subcommittee of Turkey's Parliament has been suspended. The Umut Foundation, an anti-gun nongovernment organization in The French Parliament adopted Law 2010-819 of July 20, 2010, on the Elimination of Cluster Munitions. The Law adds a Chapter IV, entitled "Cluster Munitions," to Title IV, Book III, of the Defense Code. On August 1, 2010, the Convention on Cluster Munitions came into force (text available from the Convention website, http://www.clusterconvention.org/pages/pages_ii/iia_textenglish.html (last visited Aug. 2, 2010)). Adopted in Dublin, Ireland, on May 30, 2008, On July 6, 2010, the French National Assembly adopted a bill that prohibits the use of cluster munitions; the vote was unanimous. The bill had been approved previously by the Senate, also by a unanimous vote. Under a new rule issued by the Crown Prosecutor of Denmark, Jandoslash;rgen Steen Sandoslash;rensen, an existing ban on possession of knives in public has been relaxed. Employees who need knives for their work will be permitted On May 31, 2010, the European Commission came up with a proposal for a regulation on establishing procedural rules for the export, import, and transit of firearms and their parts, essential components, and ammunition intended for It was reported on April 19, 2010, that Nepal's Cabinet has under consideration a proposal to amend the Arms and Ammunition Regulation 2029 [1972], chiefly to raise licensing fees. Licenses to carry arms anywhere in the According to a February 16, 2010, United Nations press release, the Convention on Cluster Munitions will enter into force in August 2010. The 29th and 30th nations, Burkina Faso and Moldova, have submitted their instruments of The French Parliament recently adopted Law 2010-2 of January 5, 2010, on the compensation of victims of French nuclear testing (Loi 2010-5 du 5 janvier 2010 relative andagrave; la reconnaissance et andagrave; l'indemnisation des victimes des It was reported on September 7, 2009, that countries from Africa's Great Lakes region and the Horn are in the process of harmonizing their laws to better fight the spread of small arms across national borders. Finland's Parliament is drafting a new gun law, scheduled for debate in September 2009, which would authorize police to inspect, without having established suspicion of commission of a crime, the private homes of persons holding gun On July 13, 2009, the office of the Mexican Attorney General and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced they had established a collaboration protocol to punish weapons traffickers. The protocol is aimed at collecting information The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago has ruled that the right to have handguns in one's home, recently recognized by the Supreme Court, does not cover state or municipal laws Peru's President Alan Garcia Perez signed a law on January 9, 2009, that adopts provisions concerning the name, nature, and legal status of the Fabrica de Armas y Municiones del Ejercito [Factory of Weapons and Munitions On December 3 and 4, 2008, in Oslo, Norway, close to 100 countries signed a pact to ban cluster bombs, a type of weapon considered particularly likely to kill or maim civilians. Among the signatories were Effective November 26, 2008, Taiwan's Statute for Controlling Firearms, Ammunition, Knives, and Weapons (Firearms Statute) was amended by the addition of a new paragraph to article 7, broadening the scope of major firearms-related offenses. The new On June 26, the Supreme Court ruled that the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution confers an individual right to possess a firearm for traditionally lawful purposes such as self-defense. It further ruled that District of The Ministry of National Defense of South Korea has sold to the Philippines, Bangladesh, and Kazakhstan, at an extremely low price, old munitions that had been used for 30 to 40 years, including the F-5A/B Freedom... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 02 Jul 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540543_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico; United States: Plans to Identify and Disrupt Trans-Border Weapons-Smuggling Networks http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540544_text Weapons - Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) On November 8, 2014, the Government of the Russian Federation amended the Rules on Circulation of Civil and Service Weapons and Munitions in the Territory of the Russian Federation (Government Regulation No. 1178, Government Legal The United Nations announced on September 25, 2014, that the Arms Trade Treaty adopted by the General Assembly in 2013 will enter into force in 90 days. It reached the necessary number of 50 ratifications on The Organization of American States (OAS) recently announced that it had donated equipment to mark firearms, for the second time, to the Government of the Dominican Republic. The donation was made as part of a The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) Nigeria has partnered with two international organizations, the United Nations and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), in developing a weapons collection program for the unstable northern portion of the country. The purpose On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On October 29, 2013, Denmark's Justice Minister, Morten Bandoslash;dskov, announced a plan to respond to the problem of gang-related crime in the country. There were 49 gang-related shootings in Denmark in the first six months of The Mexican government recently announced that it has been formally admitted as a member of the 42-member Australia Group (AG). (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, M;xico Ingresa Formalmente al Grupo Australia (Aug. 12, It was reported on May 20, 2013, that Sebastian Ndeitunga, Namibia's Police Inspector General, said that the country is "too armed"; that the process for obtaining arms South Africa's government recently submitted the Dangerous Weapons Bill, 2012, aimed at banning possession of "dangerous weapons" at public gatherings, to the country's Parliament for consideration. (In a campaign to fight firearms control offenses launched by China's Ministry of Public Security (MPS, the police) in 2012, 160,000 guns and 2,780 tons of explosives On February 5, 2013, the lower chamber of the Australian federal parliament voted to pass legislation that will introduce a new aggravated offense of trafficking in firearms. The offense will be subject to a maximum penalty On January 10, 2013, Brazilian President Dilma Roussef vetoed a bill (Mensagem de Veto No. 002, de 9 de Janeiro de 2013, PLANALTO.GOV.BR) that amended the Disarmament Statute (Lei No. 10.826 of 22 de Norway has recently adopted rules placing additional restrictions on exports of weapons produced in the country. The move comes after a report that more than 200 civilians were killed by Norwegian firearms in the Iraq war. It was reported on September 6, 2012, that Finland's police force will have a new, electronic registry of firearms owned by citizens, which will streamline the processing On September 10, 2012, a judge of the Cour Sup;rieur (Superior Court) of Quebec issued a decision that declared part of a Canadian federal law to be unconstitutional; the law had abolished a particular register of On June 25, 2012, the Organization of American States (OAS) announced that it will donate equipment to mark firearms to the Argentinean government. The equipment is to be utilized by Argentina's Ministry of Security in combating On April 20, 2012, the Organization of American States (OAS) and the government of the Dominican Republic announced that they had reached an agreement whereby the OAS will deliver to the Dominican Republic equipment donated by As of the beginning of June 2012, new regulations on firearms will tighten control of air guns in Denmark. Any such weapon with a 5.5 millimeter caliber will need to be registered with the police. Furthermore, On March 8, 2012, the European Union (EU) adopted a new Regulation to ratify the UN Protocol on Firearms. (UN Protocol General Assembly Resolution A/RES/55/255, June 8, 2001, UN website.) The Commission had signed the France's Law 2011-702 of June 22, 2011, on Controlling Import and Export of War Materials and Similar Equipment, Simplifying Transfers of Defense-Related Products Within the European Union, and Defense and Security Markets, was published in the On June 8, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the Law on Ratification of the Protocol to the Russian Federation - United States of America Bilateral Agreement Concerning the Management and Disposition of Plutonium It was reported in late December 2010 that a draft law on firearms that had been approved by the Internal Affairs Subcommittee of Turkey's Parliament has been suspended. The Umut Foundation, an anti-gun nongovernment organization in The French Parliament adopted Law 2010-819 of July 20, 2010, on the Elimination of Cluster Munitions. The Law adds a Chapter IV, entitled "Cluster Munitions," to Title IV, Book III, of the Defense Code. On August 1, 2010, the Convention on Cluster Munitions came into force (text available from the Convention website, http://www.clusterconvention.org/pages/pages_ii/iia_textenglish.html (last visited Aug. 2, 2010)). Adopted in Dublin, Ireland, on May 30, 2008, On July 6, 2010, the French National Assembly adopted a bill that prohibits the use of cluster munitions; the vote was unanimous. The bill had been approved previously by the Senate, also by a unanimous vote. Under a new rule issued by the Crown Prosecutor of Denmark, Jandoslash;rgen Steen Sandoslash;rensen, an existing ban on possession of knives in public has been relaxed. Employees who need knives for their work will be permitted On May 31, 2010, the European Commission came up with a proposal for a regulation on establishing procedural rules for the export, import, and transit of firearms and their parts, essential components, and ammunition intended for It was reported on April 19, 2010, that Nepal's Cabinet has under consideration a proposal to amend the Arms and Ammunition Regulation 2029 [1972], chiefly to raise licensing fees. Licenses to carry arms anywhere in the According to a February 16, 2010, United Nations press release, the Convention on Cluster Munitions will enter into force in August 2010. The 29th and 30th nations, Burkina Faso and Moldova, have submitted their instruments of The French Parliament recently adopted Law 2010-2 of January 5, 2010, on the compensation of victims of French nuclear testing (Loi 2010-5 du 5 janvier 2010 relative andagrave; la reconnaissance et andagrave; l'indemnisation des victimes des It was reported on September 7, 2009, that countries from Africa's Great Lakes region and the Horn are in the process of harmonizing their laws to better fight the spread of small arms across national borders. Finland's Parliament is drafting a new gun law, scheduled for debate in September 2009, which would authorize police to inspect, without having established suspicion of commission of a crime, the private homes of persons holding gun On July 13, 2009, the office of the Mexican Attorney General and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced they had established a collaboration protocol to punish weapons traffickers. The protocol is aimed at collecting information The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago has ruled that the right to have handguns in one's home, recently recognized by the Supreme Court, does not cover state or municipal laws Peru's President Alan Garcia Perez signed a law on January 9, 2009, that adopts provisions concerning the name, nature, and legal status of the Fabrica de Armas y Municiones del Ejercito [Factory of Weapons and Munitions On December 3 and 4, 2008, in Oslo, Norway, close to 100 countries signed a pact to ban cluster bombs, a type of weapon considered particularly likely to kill or maim civilians. Among the signatories were Effective November 26, 2008, Taiwan's Statute for Controlling Firearms, Ammunition, Knives, and Weapons (Firearms Statute) was amended by the addition of a new paragraph to article 7, broadening the scope of major firearms-related offenses. The new On June 26, the Supreme Court ruled that the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution confers an individual right to possess a firearm for traditionally lawful purposes such as self-defense. It further ruled that District of The Ministry of National Defense of South Korea has sold to the Philippines, Bangladesh, and Kazakhstan, at an extremely low price, old munitions that had been used for 30 to 40 years, including the F-5A/B Freedom On June 9, 2008, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Mexico Customs announced Operation Armas Cruzadas, ";a major effort to identify and disrupt trans-border weapons smuggling networks between the two countries' borders through the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 02 Jul 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540544_text Global Legal Monitor: United Nations: Committee on Spread of Weapons Extended http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540471_text Weapons - Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) On November 8, 2014, the Government of the Russian Federation amended the Rules on Circulation of Civil and Service Weapons and Munitions in the Territory of the Russian Federation (Government Regulation No. 1178, Government Legal The United Nations announced on September 25, 2014, that the Arms Trade Treaty adopted by the General Assembly in 2013 will enter into force in 90 days. It reached the necessary number of 50 ratifications on The Organization of American States (OAS) recently announced that it had donated equipment to mark firearms, for the second time, to the Government of the Dominican Republic. The donation was made as part of a The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) Nigeria has partnered with two international organizations, the United Nations and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), in developing a weapons collection program for the unstable northern portion of the country. The purpose On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On October 29, 2013, Denmark's Justice Minister, Morten Bandoslash;dskov, announced a plan to respond to the problem of gang-related crime in the country. There were 49 gang-related shootings in Denmark in the first six months of The Mexican government recently announced that it has been formally admitted as a member of the 42-member Australia Group (AG). (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, M;xico Ingresa Formalmente al Grupo Australia (Aug. 12, It was reported on May 20, 2013, that Sebastian Ndeitunga, Namibia's Police Inspector General, said that the country is "too armed"; that the process for obtaining arms South Africa's government recently submitted the Dangerous Weapons Bill, 2012, aimed at banning possession of "dangerous weapons" at public gatherings, to the country's Parliament for consideration. (In a campaign to fight firearms control offenses launched by China's Ministry of Public Security (MPS, the police) in 2012, 160,000 guns and 2,780 tons of explosives On February 5, 2013, the lower chamber of the Australian federal parliament voted to pass legislation that will introduce a new aggravated offense of trafficking in firearms. The offense will be subject to a maximum penalty On January 10, 2013, Brazilian President Dilma Roussef vetoed a bill (Mensagem de Veto No. 002, de 9 de Janeiro de 2013, PLANALTO.GOV.BR) that amended the Disarmament Statute (Lei No. 10.826 of 22 de Norway has recently adopted rules placing additional restrictions on exports of weapons produced in the country. The move comes after a report that more than 200 civilians were killed by Norwegian firearms in the Iraq war. It was reported on September 6, 2012, that Finland's police force will have a new, electronic registry of firearms owned by citizens, which will streamline the processing On September 10, 2012, a judge of the Cour Sup;rieur (Superior Court) of Quebec issued a decision that declared part of a Canadian federal law to be unconstitutional; the law had abolished a particular register of On June 25, 2012, the Organization of American States (OAS) announced that it will donate equipment to mark firearms to the Argentinean government. The equipment is to be utilized by Argentina's Ministry of Security in combating On April 20, 2012, the Organization of American States (OAS) and the government of the Dominican Republic announced that they had reached an agreement whereby the OAS will deliver to the Dominican Republic equipment donated by As of the beginning of June 2012, new regulations on firearms will tighten control of air guns in Denmark. Any such weapon with a 5.5 millimeter caliber will need to be registered with the police. Furthermore, On March 8, 2012, the European Union (EU) adopted a new Regulation to ratify the UN Protocol on Firearms. (UN Protocol General Assembly Resolution A/RES/55/255, June 8, 2001, UN website.) The Commission had signed the France's Law 2011-702 of June 22, 2011, on Controlling Import and Export of War Materials and Similar Equipment, Simplifying Transfers of Defense-Related Products Within the European Union, and Defense and Security Markets, was published in the On June 8, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the Law on Ratification of the Protocol to the Russian Federation - United States of America Bilateral Agreement Concerning the Management and Disposition of Plutonium It was reported in late December 2010 that a draft law on firearms that had been approved by the Internal Affairs Subcommittee of Turkey's Parliament has been suspended. The Umut Foundation, an anti-gun nongovernment organization in The French Parliament adopted Law 2010-819 of July 20, 2010, on the Elimination of Cluster Munitions. The Law adds a Chapter IV, entitled "Cluster Munitions," to Title IV, Book III, of the Defense Code. On August 1, 2010, the Convention on Cluster Munitions came into force (text available from the Convention website, http://www.clusterconvention.org/pages/pages_ii/iia_textenglish.html (last visited Aug. 2, 2010)). Adopted in Dublin, Ireland, on May 30, 2008, On July 6, 2010, the French National Assembly adopted a bill that prohibits the use of cluster munitions; the vote was unanimous. The bill had been approved previously by the Senate, also by a unanimous vote. Under a new rule issued by the Crown Prosecutor of Denmark, Jandoslash;rgen Steen Sandoslash;rensen, an existing ban on possession of knives in public has been relaxed. Employees who need knives for their work will be permitted On May 31, 2010, the European Commission came up with a proposal for a regulation on establishing procedural rules for the export, import, and transit of firearms and their parts, essential components, and ammunition intended for It was reported on April 19, 2010, that Nepal's Cabinet has under consideration a proposal to amend the Arms and Ammunition Regulation 2029 [1972], chiefly to raise licensing fees. Licenses to carry arms anywhere in the According to a February 16, 2010, United Nations press release, the Convention on Cluster Munitions will enter into force in August 2010. The 29th and 30th nations, Burkina Faso and Moldova, have submitted their instruments of The French Parliament recently adopted Law 2010-2 of January 5, 2010, on the compensation of victims of French nuclear testing (Loi 2010-5 du 5 janvier 2010 relative andagrave; la reconnaissance et andagrave; l'indemnisation des victimes des It was reported on September 7, 2009, that countries from Africa's Great Lakes region and the Horn are in the process of harmonizing their laws to better fight the spread of small arms across national borders. Finland's Parliament is drafting a new gun law, scheduled for debate in September 2009, which would authorize police to inspect, without having established suspicion of commission of a crime, the private homes of persons holding gun On July 13, 2009, the office of the Mexican Attorney General and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced they had established a collaboration protocol to punish weapons traffickers. The protocol is aimed at collecting information The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago has ruled that the right to have handguns in one's home, recently recognized by the Supreme Court, does not cover state or municipal laws Peru's President Alan Garcia Perez signed a law on January 9, 2009, that adopts provisions concerning the name, nature, and legal status of the Fabrica de Armas y Municiones del Ejercito [Factory of Weapons and Munitions On December 3 and 4, 2008, in Oslo, Norway, close to 100 countries signed a pact to ban cluster bombs, a type of weapon considered particularly likely to kill or maim civilians. Among the signatories were Effective November 26, 2008, Taiwan's Statute for Controlling Firearms, Ammunition, Knives, and Weapons (Firearms Statute) was amended by the addition of a new paragraph to article 7, broadening the scope of major firearms-related offenses. The new On June 26, the Supreme Court ruled that the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution confers an individual right to possess a firearm for traditionally lawful purposes such as self-defense. It further ruled that District of The Ministry of National Defense of South Korea has sold to the Philippines, Bangladesh, and Kazakhstan, at an extremely low price, old munitions that had been used for 30 to 40 years, including the F-5A/B Freedom On June 9, 2008, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Mexico Customs announced Operation Armas Cruzadas, ";a major effort to identify and disrupt trans-border weapons smuggling networks between the two countries' borders through the On April 25, 2008, the United Nations Security Council renewed the mandate of a U.N. committee originally established by Security Council resolution in 2004. The term of the committee, which works to end the spread of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 02 May 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540471_text Global Legal Monitor: China: Provisions on Permits for Weapons Research and Manufacture http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540395_text Weapons - Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) On November 8, 2014, the Government of the Russian Federation amended the Rules on Circulation of Civil and Service Weapons and Munitions in the Territory of the Russian Federation (Government Regulation No. 1178, Government Legal The United Nations announced on September 25, 2014, that the Arms Trade Treaty adopted by the General Assembly in 2013 will enter into force in 90 days. It reached the necessary number of 50 ratifications on The Organization of American States (OAS) recently announced that it had donated equipment to mark firearms, for the second time, to the Government of the Dominican Republic. The donation was made as part of a The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) Nigeria has partnered with two international organizations, the United Nations and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), in developing a weapons collection program for the unstable northern portion of the country. The purpose On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On October 29, 2013, Denmark's Justice Minister, Morten Bandoslash;dskov, announced a plan to respond to the problem of gang-related crime in the country. There were 49 gang-related shootings in Denmark in the first six months of The Mexican government recently announced that it has been formally admitted as a member of the 42-member Australia Group (AG). (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, M;xico Ingresa Formalmente al Grupo Australia (Aug. 12, It was reported on May 20, 2013, that Sebastian Ndeitunga, Namibia's Police Inspector General, said that the country is "too armed"; that the process for obtaining arms South Africa's government recently submitted the Dangerous Weapons Bill, 2012, aimed at banning possession of "dangerous weapons" at public gatherings, to the country's Parliament for consideration. (In a campaign to fight firearms control offenses launched by China's Ministry of Public Security (MPS, the police) in 2012, 160,000 guns and 2,780 tons of explosives On February 5, 2013, the lower chamber of the Australian federal parliament voted to pass legislation that will introduce a new aggravated offense of trafficking in firearms. The offense will be subject to a maximum penalty On January 10, 2013, Brazilian President Dilma Roussef vetoed a bill (Mensagem de Veto No. 002, de 9 de Janeiro de 2013, PLANALTO.GOV.BR) that amended the Disarmament Statute (Lei No. 10.826 of 22 de Norway has recently adopted rules placing additional restrictions on exports of weapons produced in the country. The move comes after a report that more than 200 civilians were killed by Norwegian firearms in the Iraq war. It was reported on September 6, 2012, that Finland's police force will have a new, electronic registry of firearms owned by citizens, which will streamline the processing On September 10, 2012, a judge of the Cour Sup;rieur (Superior Court) of Quebec issued a decision that declared part of a Canadian federal law to be unconstitutional; the law had abolished a particular register of On June 25, 2012, the Organization of American States (OAS) announced that it will donate equipment to mark firearms to the Argentinean government. The equipment is to be utilized by Argentina's Ministry of Security in combating On April 20, 2012, the Organization of American States (OAS) and the government of the Dominican Republic announced that they had reached an agreement whereby the OAS will deliver to the Dominican Republic equipment donated by As of the beginning of June 2012, new regulations on firearms will tighten control of air guns in Denmark. Any such weapon with a 5.5 millimeter caliber will need to be registered with the police. Furthermore, On March 8, 2012, the European Union (EU) adopted a new Regulation to ratify the UN Protocol on Firearms. (UN Protocol General Assembly Resolution A/RES/55/255, June 8, 2001, UN website.) The Commission had signed the France's Law 2011-702 of June 22, 2011, on Controlling Import and Export of War Materials and Similar Equipment, Simplifying Transfers of Defense-Related Products Within the European Union, and Defense and Security Markets, was published in the On June 8, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the Law on Ratification of the Protocol to the Russian Federation - United States of America Bilateral Agreement Concerning the Management and Disposition of Plutonium It was reported in late December 2010 that a draft law on firearms that had been approved by the Internal Affairs Subcommittee of Turkey's Parliament has been suspended. The Umut Foundation, an anti-gun nongovernment organization in The French Parliament adopted Law 2010-819 of July 20, 2010, on the Elimination of Cluster Munitions. The Law adds a Chapter IV, entitled "Cluster Munitions," to Title IV, Book III, of the Defense Code. On August 1, 2010, the Convention on Cluster Munitions came into force (text available from the Convention website, http://www.clusterconvention.org/pages/pages_ii/iia_textenglish.html (last visited Aug. 2, 2010)). Adopted in Dublin, Ireland, on May 30, 2008, On July 6, 2010, the French National Assembly adopted a bill that prohibits the use of cluster munitions; the vote was unanimous. The bill had been approved previously by the Senate, also by a unanimous vote. Under a new rule issued by the Crown Prosecutor of Denmark, Jandoslash;rgen Steen Sandoslash;rensen, an existing ban on possession of knives in public has been relaxed. Employees who need knives for their work will be permitted On May 31, 2010, the European Commission came up with a proposal for a regulation on establishing procedural rules for the export, import, and transit of firearms and their parts, essential components, and ammunition intended for It was reported on April 19, 2010, that Nepal's Cabinet has under consideration a proposal to amend the Arms and Ammunition Regulation 2029 [1972], chiefly to raise licensing fees. Licenses to carry arms anywhere in the According to a February 16, 2010, United Nations press release, the Convention on Cluster Munitions will enter into force in August 2010. The 29th and 30th nations, Burkina Faso and Moldova, have submitted their instruments of The French Parliament recently adopted Law 2010-2 of January 5, 2010, on the compensation of victims of French nuclear testing (Loi 2010-5 du 5 janvier 2010 relative andagrave; la reconnaissance et andagrave; l'indemnisation des victimes des It was reported on September 7, 2009, that countries from Africa's Great Lakes region and the Horn are in the process of harmonizing their laws to better fight the spread of small arms across national borders. Finland's Parliament is drafting a new gun law, scheduled for debate in September 2009, which would authorize police to inspect, without having established suspicion of commission of a crime, the private homes of persons holding gun On July 13, 2009, the office of the Mexican Attorney General and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced they had established a collaboration protocol to punish weapons traffickers. The protocol is aimed at collecting information The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago has ruled that the right to have handguns in one's home, recently recognized by the Supreme Court, does not cover state or municipal laws Peru's President Alan Garcia Perez signed a law on January 9, 2009, that adopts provisions concerning the name, nature, and legal status of the Fabrica de Armas y Municiones del Ejercito [Factory of Weapons and Munitions On December 3 and 4, 2008, in Oslo, Norway, close to 100 countries signed a pact to ban cluster bombs, a type of weapon considered particularly likely to kill or maim civilians. Among the signatories were Effective November 26, 2008, Taiwan's Statute for Controlling Firearms, Ammunition, Knives, and Weapons (Firearms Statute) was amended by the addition of a new paragraph to article 7, broadening the scope of major firearms-related offenses. The new On June 26, the Supreme Court ruled that the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution confers an individual right to possess a firearm for traditionally lawful purposes such as self-defense. It further ruled that District of The Ministry of National Defense of South Korea has sold to the Philippines, Bangladesh, and Kazakhstan, at an extremely low price, old munitions that had been used for 30 to 40 years, including the F-5A/B Freedom On June 9, 2008, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Mexico Customs announced Operation Armas Cruzadas, ";a major effort to identify and disrupt trans-border weapons smuggling networks between the two countries' borders through the On April 25, 2008, the United Nations Security Council renewed the mandate of a U.N. committee originally established by Security Council resolution in 2004. The term of the committee, which works to end the spread of On March 6, 2008, the State Council and the Central Military Commission issued the Regulations on Administration of Licensing for Weapons Research and Manufacture (Wuqi zhuangbei keyan shengchan xuke guanli tiaoli), which became effective on April... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 02 Apr 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540395_text Global Legal Monitor: European Union: Firearms Legislation http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l2054084_text Weapons - Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) On November 8, 2014, the Government of the Russian Federation amended the Rules on Circulation of Civil and Service Weapons and Munitions in the Territory of the Russian Federation (Government Regulation No. 1178, Government Legal The United Nations announced on September 25, 2014, that the Arms Trade Treaty adopted by the General Assembly in 2013 will enter into force in 90 days. It reached the necessary number of 50 ratifications on The Organization of American States (OAS) recently announced that it had donated equipment to mark firearms, for the second time, to the Government of the Dominican Republic. The donation was made as part of a The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) Nigeria has partnered with two international organizations, the United Nations and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), in developing a weapons collection program for the unstable northern portion of the country. The purpose On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On October 29, 2013, Denmark's Justice Minister, Morten Bandoslash;dskov, announced a plan to respond to the problem of gang-related crime in the country. There were 49 gang-related shootings in Denmark in the first six months of The Mexican government recently announced that it has been formally admitted as a member of the 42-member Australia Group (AG). (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, M;xico Ingresa Formalmente al Grupo Australia (Aug. 12, It was reported on May 20, 2013, that Sebastian Ndeitunga, Namibia's Police Inspector General, said that the country is "too armed"; that the process for obtaining arms South Africa's government recently submitted the Dangerous Weapons Bill, 2012, aimed at banning possession of "dangerous weapons" at public gatherings, to the country's Parliament for consideration. (In a campaign to fight firearms control offenses launched by China's Ministry of Public Security (MPS, the police) in 2012, 160,000 guns and 2,780 tons of explosives On February 5, 2013, the lower chamber of the Australian federal parliament voted to pass legislation that will introduce a new aggravated offense of trafficking in firearms. The offense will be subject to a maximum penalty On January 10, 2013, Brazilian President Dilma Roussef vetoed a bill (Mensagem de Veto No. 002, de 9 de Janeiro de 2013, PLANALTO.GOV.BR) that amended the Disarmament Statute (Lei No. 10.826 of 22 de Norway has recently adopted rules placing additional restrictions on exports of weapons produced in the country. The move comes after a report that more than 200 civilians were killed by Norwegian firearms in the Iraq war. It was reported on September 6, 2012, that Finland's police force will have a new, electronic registry of firearms owned by citizens, which will streamline the processing On September 10, 2012, a judge of the Cour Sup;rieur (Superior Court) of Quebec issued a decision that declared part of a Canadian federal law to be unconstitutional; the law had abolished a particular register of On June 25, 2012, the Organization of American States (OAS) announced that it will donate equipment to mark firearms to the Argentinean government. The equipment is to be utilized by Argentina's Ministry of Security in combating On April 20, 2012, the Organization of American States (OAS) and the government of the Dominican Republic announced that they had reached an agreement whereby the OAS will deliver to the Dominican Republic equipment donated by As of the beginning of June 2012, new regulations on firearms will tighten control of air guns in Denmark. Any such weapon with a 5.5 millimeter caliber will need to be registered with the police. Furthermore, On March 8, 2012, the European Union (EU) adopted a new Regulation to ratify the UN Protocol on Firearms. (UN Protocol General Assembly Resolution A/RES/55/255, June 8, 2001, UN website.) The Commission had signed the France's Law 2011-702 of June 22, 2011, on Controlling Import and Export of War Materials and Similar Equipment, Simplifying Transfers of Defense-Related Products Within the European Union, and Defense and Security Markets, was published in the On June 8, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the Law on Ratification of the Protocol to the Russian Federation - United States of America Bilateral Agreement Concerning the Management and Disposition of Plutonium It was reported in late December 2010 that a draft law on firearms that had been approved by the Internal Affairs Subcommittee of Turkey's Parliament has been suspended. The Umut Foundation, an anti-gun nongovernment organization in The French Parliament adopted Law 2010-819 of July 20, 2010, on the Elimination of Cluster Munitions. The Law adds a Chapter IV, entitled "Cluster Munitions," to Title IV, Book III, of the Defense Code. On August 1, 2010, the Convention on Cluster Munitions came into force (text available from the Convention website, http://www.clusterconvention.org/pages/pages_ii/iia_textenglish.html (last visited Aug. 2, 2010)). Adopted in Dublin, Ireland, on May 30, 2008, On July 6, 2010, the French National Assembly adopted a bill that prohibits the use of cluster munitions; the vote was unanimous. The bill had been approved previously by the Senate, also by a unanimous vote. Under a new rule issued by the Crown Prosecutor of Denmark, Jandoslash;rgen Steen Sandoslash;rensen, an existing ban on possession of knives in public has been relaxed. Employees who need knives for their work will be permitted On May 31, 2010, the European Commission came up with a proposal for a regulation on establishing procedural rules for the export, import, and transit of firearms and their parts, essential components, and ammunition intended for It was reported on April 19, 2010, that Nepal's Cabinet has under consideration a proposal to amend the Arms and Ammunition Regulation 2029 [1972], chiefly to raise licensing fees. Licenses to carry arms anywhere in the According to a February 16, 2010, United Nations press release, the Convention on Cluster Munitions will enter into force in August 2010. The 29th and 30th nations, Burkina Faso and Moldova, have submitted their instruments of The French Parliament recently adopted Law 2010-2 of January 5, 2010, on the compensation of victims of French nuclear testing (Loi 2010-5 du 5 janvier 2010 relative andagrave; la reconnaissance et andagrave; l'indemnisation des victimes des It was reported on September 7, 2009, that countries from Africa's Great Lakes region and the Horn are in the process of harmonizing their laws to better fight the spread of small arms across national borders. Finland's Parliament is drafting a new gun law, scheduled for debate in September 2009, which would authorize police to inspect, without having established suspicion of commission of a crime, the private homes of persons holding gun On July 13, 2009, the office of the Mexican Attorney General and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced they had established a collaboration protocol to punish weapons traffickers. The protocol is aimed at collecting information The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago has ruled that the right to have handguns in one's home, recently recognized by the Supreme Court, does not cover state or municipal laws Peru's President Alan Garcia Perez signed a law on January 9, 2009, that adopts provisions concerning the name, nature, and legal status of the Fabrica de Armas y Municiones del Ejercito [Factory of Weapons and Munitions On December 3 and 4, 2008, in Oslo, Norway, close to 100 countries signed a pact to ban cluster bombs, a type of weapon considered particularly likely to kill or maim civilians. Among the signatories were Effective November 26, 2008, Taiwan's Statute for Controlling Firearms, Ammunition, Knives, and Weapons (Firearms Statute) was amended by the addition of a new paragraph to article 7, broadening the scope of major firearms-related offenses. The new On June 26, the Supreme Court ruled that the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution confers an individual right to possess a firearm for traditionally lawful purposes such as self-defense. It further ruled that District of The Ministry of National Defense of South Korea has sold to the Philippines, Bangladesh, and Kazakhstan, at an extremely low price, old munitions that had been used for 30 to 40 years, including the F-5A/B Freedom On June 9, 2008, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Mexico Customs announced Operation Armas Cruzadas, ";a major effort to identify and disrupt trans-border weapons smuggling networks between the two countries' borders through the On April 25, 2008, the United Nations Security Council renewed the mandate of a U.N. committee originally established by Security Council resolution in 2004. The term of the committee, which works to end the spread of On March 6, 2008, the State Council and the Central Military Commission issued the Regulations on Administration of Licensing for Weapons Research and Manufacture (Wuqi zhuangbei keyan shengchan xuke guanli tiaoli), which became effective on April In the aftermath of a recent shooting at a school in Finland, the European Parliament moved quickly to approve at first reading the European Commission's proposal to amend Directive 91/477/EC concerning the acquisition and possession of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Sun, 02 Dec 2007 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l2054084_text Global Legal Monitor: Peru: Possession of weapons and ammunitions http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l2054085_text Weapons - Kenya's Parliament is considering passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which would amend over 20 different laws. (Mohammed Yusuf, Kenya's Proposed Security Law Stirs Debate, VOICE OF AMERICA (Dec. 11, 2014).) On November 8, 2014, the Government of the Russian Federation amended the Rules on Circulation of Civil and Service Weapons and Munitions in the Territory of the Russian Federation (Government Regulation No. 1178, Government Legal The United Nations announced on September 25, 2014, that the Arms Trade Treaty adopted by the General Assembly in 2013 will enter into force in 90 days. It reached the necessary number of 50 ratifications on The Organization of American States (OAS) recently announced that it had donated equipment to mark firearms, for the second time, to the Government of the Dominican Republic. The donation was made as part of a The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) Nigeria has partnered with two international organizations, the United Nations and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), in developing a weapons collection program for the unstable northern portion of the country. The purpose On January 23, 2014, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed their first agreement on cooperation in defense matters. It was signed by Indonesia's Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a retired Lieutenant General from the Defense Ministry, and the Saudi Deputy On October 29, 2013, Denmark's Justice Minister, Morten Bandoslash;dskov, announced a plan to respond to the problem of gang-related crime in the country. There were 49 gang-related shootings in Denmark in the first six months of The Mexican government recently announced that it has been formally admitted as a member of the 42-member Australia Group (AG). (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, M;xico Ingresa Formalmente al Grupo Australia (Aug. 12, It was reported on May 20, 2013, that Sebastian Ndeitunga, Namibia's Police Inspector General, said that the country is "too armed"; that the process for obtaining arms South Africa's government recently submitted the Dangerous Weapons Bill, 2012, aimed at banning possession of "dangerous weapons" at public gatherings, to the country's Parliament for consideration. (In a campaign to fight firearms control offenses launched by China's Ministry of Public Security (MPS, the police) in 2012, 160,000 guns and 2,780 tons of explosives On February 5, 2013, the lower chamber of the Australian federal parliament voted to pass legislation that will introduce a new aggravated offense of trafficking in firearms. The offense will be subject to a maximum penalty On January 10, 2013, Brazilian President Dilma Roussef vetoed a bill (Mensagem de Veto No. 002, de 9 de Janeiro de 2013, PLANALTO.GOV.BR) that amended the Disarmament Statute (Lei No. 10.826 of 22 de Norway has recently adopted rules placing additional restrictions on exports of weapons produced in the country. The move comes after a report that more than 200 civilians were killed by Norwegian firearms in the Iraq war. It was reported on September 6, 2012, that Finland's police force will have a new, electronic registry of firearms owned by citizens, which will streamline the processing On September 10, 2012, a judge of the Cour Sup;rieur (Superior Court) of Quebec issued a decision that declared part of a Canadian federal law to be unconstitutional; the law had abolished a particular register of On June 25, 2012, the Organization of American States (OAS) announced that it will donate equipment to mark firearms to the Argentinean government. The equipment is to be utilized by Argentina's Ministry of Security in combating On April 20, 2012, the Organization of American States (OAS) and the government of the Dominican Republic announced that they had reached an agreement whereby the OAS will deliver to the Dominican Republic equipment donated by As of the beginning of June 2012, new regulations on firearms will tighten control of air guns in Denmark. Any such weapon with a 5.5 millimeter caliber will need to be registered with the police. Furthermore, On March 8, 2012, the European Union (EU) adopted a new Regulation to ratify the UN Protocol on Firearms. (UN Protocol General Assembly Resolution A/RES/55/255, June 8, 2001, UN website.) The Commission had signed the France's Law 2011-702 of June 22, 2011, on Controlling Import and Export of War Materials and Similar Equipment, Simplifying Transfers of Defense-Related Products Within the European Union, and Defense and Security Markets, was published in the On June 8, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the Law on Ratification of the Protocol to the Russian Federation - United States of America Bilateral Agreement Concerning the Management and Disposition of Plutonium It was reported in late December 2010 that a draft law on firearms that had been approved by the Internal Affairs Subcommittee of Turkey's Parliament has been suspended. The Umut Foundation, an anti-gun nongovernment organization in The French Parliament adopted Law 2010-819 of July 20, 2010, on the Elimination of Cluster Munitions. The Law adds a Chapter IV, entitled "Cluster Munitions," to Title IV, Book III, of the Defense Code. On August 1, 2010, the Convention on Cluster Munitions came into force (text available from the Convention website, http://www.clusterconvention.org/pages/pages_ii/iia_textenglish.html (last visited Aug. 2, 2010)). Adopted in Dublin, Ireland, on May 30, 2008, On July 6, 2010, the French National Assembly adopted a bill that prohibits the use of cluster munitions; the vote was unanimous. The bill had been approved previously by the Senate, also by a unanimous vote. Under a new rule issued by the Crown Prosecutor of Denmark, Jandoslash;rgen Steen Sandoslash;rensen, an existing ban on possession of knives in public has been relaxed. Employees who need knives for their work will be permitted On May 31, 2010, the European Commission came up with a proposal for a regulation on establishing procedural rules for the export, import, and transit of firearms and their parts, essential components, and ammunition intended for It was reported on April 19, 2010, that Nepal's Cabinet has under consideration a proposal to amend the Arms and Ammunition Regulation 2029 [1972], chiefly to raise licensing fees. Licenses to carry arms anywhere in the According to a February 16, 2010, United Nations press release, the Convention on Cluster Munitions will enter into force in August 2010. The 29th and 30th nations, Burkina Faso and Moldova, have submitted their instruments of The French Parliament recently adopted Law 2010-2 of January 5, 2010, on the compensation of victims of French nuclear testing (Loi 2010-5 du 5 janvier 2010 relative andagrave; la reconnaissance et andagrave; l'indemnisation des victimes des It was reported on September 7, 2009, that countries from Africa's Great Lakes region and the Horn are in the process of harmonizing their laws to better fight the spread of small arms across national borders. Finland's Parliament is drafting a new gun law, scheduled for debate in September 2009, which would authorize police to inspect, without having established suspicion of commission of a crime, the private homes of persons holding gun On July 13, 2009, the office of the Mexican Attorney General and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced they had established a collaboration protocol to punish weapons traffickers. The protocol is aimed at collecting information The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago has ruled that the right to have handguns in one's home, recently recognized by the Supreme Court, does not cover state or municipal laws Peru's President Alan Garcia Perez signed a law on January 9, 2009, that adopts provisions concerning the name, nature, and legal status of the Fabrica de Armas y Municiones del Ejercito [Factory of Weapons and Munitions On December 3 and 4, 2008, in Oslo, Norway, close to 100 countries signed a pact to ban cluster bombs, a type of weapon considered particularly likely to kill or maim civilians. Among the signatories were Effective November 26, 2008, Taiwan's Statute for Controlling Firearms, Ammunition, Knives, and Weapons (Firearms Statute) was amended by the addition of a new paragraph to article 7, broadening the scope of major firearms-related offenses. The new On June 26, the Supreme Court ruled that the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution confers an individual right to possess a firearm for traditionally lawful purposes such as self-defense. It further ruled that District of The Ministry of National Defense of South Korea has sold to the Philippines, Bangladesh, and Kazakhstan, at an extremely low price, old munitions that had been used for 30 to 40 years, including the F-5A/B Freedom On June 9, 2008, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Mexico Customs announced Operation Armas Cruzadas, ";a major effort to identify and disrupt trans-border weapons smuggling networks between the two countries' borders through the On April 25, 2008, the United Nations Security Council renewed the mandate of a U.N. committee originally established by Security Council resolution in 2004. The term of the committee, which works to end the spread of On March 6, 2008, the State Council and the Central Military Commission issued the Regulations on Administration of Licensing for Weapons Research and Manufacture (Wuqi zhuangbei keyan shengchan xuke guanli tiaoli), which became effective on April In the aftermath of a recent shooting at a school in Finland, the European Parliament moved quickly to approve at first reading the European Commission's proposal to amend Directive 91/477/EC concerning the acquisition and possession of On October 17, 2007, President Alan Garcia Perez signed Law No. 29106 amending article 13 of Law No. 25054, which regulated the manufacture, trade, possession and use by individuals of weapons and ammunitions not destined to... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Sun, 02 Dec 2007 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l2054085_text