Record-breaking number of security institutions in Bosnia and Herzegovina united to destroy weapons

9 December 2017, Jelšingrad, Banja Luka 11 police agencies destroyed 1,258 small arms and light weapons (SALW) and 1,197 parts and components in the Jelšingrad industrial smelting facility in Banja Luka – amounting to a record-breaking ...

Firearms Focal Points - the ‘one-stop shop’ for all gun-related information

A partnership between SEESAC and governments across South East Europe aims at bringing Firearms Focal Points– investigation hubs for all firearms related information - to 7 different locations in the region. Fighting gun violence is not ...

After a crime: where does gender fit in?

For the last two years, SEESAC has been working with the National Crime Intelligence Centre of the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Serbia and the Swedish National Police to set the stage on why gender equality matters in the security ...

SEEFEN 8: the future of gun-related criminality - how does it look and what can be done to prevent crimes before they happen

Latest firearms related developments, from European directives to technology and its’ impact on traditional crime, debated at SEEFEN 8 - SEESAC’s flagship event merging senior technical expertise from South East Europe, the European ...

Arms control - a regional commitment in South East Europe at the 8th Regional Meeting of SALW Commissions

Over 30 representatives from relevant institutions in South East Europe discussed the latest arm control-related challenges and committed to working together to address them at the recent SALW Commissions meeting, which took place from ...

Stockpile security - a people-centered approach

SEESAC held in Durres, Albania on 13 – 17 November 2017 a Physical Security and Stockpile Management (PSSM) training of trainers for Ministry of Interior staff from South East Europe. The course enables personnel working on small arms and ...

Planning - key to preventing unplanned explosions and arms trafficking

SEESAC shared its experience in implementing activities devoted to preventing illicit arms trafficking at a Physical Security and Stockpile Management (PSSM) Seminar, organized by RACVIAC - Centre for Security Cooperation and attended ...

Safety, security, gender equality - from the Western Balkans to the world

The RSSRP Report covering January 2016 - June 2017 highlights how the Westerns Balkans are sharing their expertise in niche rule of law areas, from small arms and light weapons control to gender equality, from the United Kingdom to Uganda. ...

One-on-one sessions on Gender Equality

For high ranking officials in Ministries of Interior across the Western Balkans   Gender still does not come first on the to-do list of leaders and decision makers in South-East Europe. But recently, it has reached the agendas of decision makers, ...

Gun destruction – why it matters

by Luke Bacigalupo, SEESAC Junior Communications Consultant   When you work in a security-related field seeing illegal weapons that can end a life or cause debilitating injury being tossed aside and cut to pieces is a textbook example of a ...