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An Innovative Approach to United Nations Arms Embargoes

An Innovative Approach to United Nations Arms Embargoes

15 September 2020

Jonah Leff and Einas Mohammed

20 Pages

The Joint Verification Team on weapons and ammunition in Somalia represents an innovative approach to monitoring and verifying the implementation of Security Council arms embargoes. This observation paper sets out the establishment, methodology, role and activities of the Joint Verification Team, while cataloguing the challenges faced. The paper provides a series of key reflections on weapons and ammunition management in Somalia and considers how the Joint Verification Team might be replicated in other contexts

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Conventional Arms

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Partner: Somalia, Conflict Armament Research; Donor: Finland

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