High School General Assembly 3
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland


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Position Paper Committee: G.A. committee 3 Topic: Illicit trade in small arms and light weapons in all its aspects
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and North Ireland

Illicit flows of small arms and light weapons undermine security and the rule of law. They are often a factor behind the forced displacement of civilians and massive human rights violations. The Small arms and light weapons (S.A.W.L.) traffic and illicit trade brings violence, instability and increases the criminality and deaths rate, also the corruption level rises because most of the times there is a government functionary bribed or treated so the illegal operation can be carried out without a problem. The key countries are the P5 especially Russia and China (the only two countries due to the mass weapons production and the high level of corruption on the military high comm...