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The International Tracing Instrument: Examining options to support operationalization

The International Tracing Instrument: Examining options to support operationalization

08/06/2018

34 Pages

The International Tracing Instrument was adopted in December 2005 to enable States to identify and trace, in a timely and reliable manner, illicit small arms and light weapons. However, several persistent challenges have impeded its full operationalization, including issues concerning identification, marking, record-keeping and information sharing. In addition, emerging technological trends (such as 3D-printed weapons) and wider contextual factors have had an impact on its implementation.

This report examines key challenges to the operationalization of the ITI and presents a series of policy-orientated recommendations to strengthen the ITI in the future.

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