The Use of Small Arms and Light Weapons by Terrorist Organisations as a Source of Finance

Reinier Bergema, Tanya Mehra LL.M, Méryl Demuynck 28 Sep 2020
 
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As the final report in ICCT’s series on Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW), this report presents the key functions of SALW used by terrorist organisations as well as a synthesis of the main trends observed across the different regions in terms of acquisition, trafficking and use of SALW as a source of finance by terrorist organisations. Key topics analysed include sources and acquisition of SALW by terrorist organisations, terrorist involvement in SALW trafficking, the synergy between arms trafficking and other forms of trafficking, and the vulnerability of fragile environments.


Other reports in the series include:

  • ICCT Situation Report: The Use of SALW by Terrorist Organisations as a Source of Finance in the Middle East and North Africa. Read the report here.
  • ICCT Situation Report: The Use of SALW by Terrorist Organisations as a Source of Finance in South and Southeast Asia. Read the report here.
  • ICCT Situation Report: The Use of SALW by Terrorist Organisations as a Source of Finance in West Africa and the Horn of Africa. Read the report here.
  • Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) Trafficking, Smuggling, and Use for Criminality by Terrorists and Insurgents: A Brief Historical Overview. Read the report here.

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