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

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It is hoped that the Model Law, as revised, remains a useful and practical voluntary tool, to facilitate the provision of legislative assistance to Member States, as well to guide policy makers, legal advisors and legislators, who wish to review or amend their domestic legal framework or adopt new legislation in a manner consistent with the Firearms Protocol and other relevant regional and international instruments, and will promote and facilitate international cooperation in preventing and combating criminal activity relating to firearms. The model legislative provisions contained in the Model Law are not meant to be transposed as such, but require careful consideration and customization to the specific domestic legal system in which they are supposed to operate.

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Additional considerations

Annex I to the Model Law contains additional draft text designed to supplement the draft mandatory provisions contained in the Model Law. States are not required to incorporate these provisions into their national legislation in order to comply with the Protocol against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, Their Parts and Components and Ammunition itself. The draft text in this annex reflects best practices and principles derived from national practice and existing global and regional instruments on firearms other than the Protocol. This annex is designed to assist States to adopt and implement, at their discretion, a more extensive legislative regime on firearms, their parts and components and ammunition, supplementing the mandatory provisions of the Protocol.

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