Options for Enhancing Operational Instruments in the Area of Firearms Trafficking. Final Report of Project ECOFIT

Marina Mancuso, Deborah Manzi

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Abstract

Project ECOFIT aims to enhance operational cooperation between Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) in the fight against firearms trafficking across the 27 EU Member States (MSs) and seven non-EU SELEC MSs (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia and Turkey). It analyses five operational instruments that have been selected as indicators of international cooperation, namely: mechanisms for data collection, mechanisms for data sharing, National Firearms Focal Points (NFPs), joint criminal investigations and controlled delivery procedures. Based on the findings of the Project, it provides recommendations for the EU and guidelines for LEAs concerning how to better put into action these instruments and how to more effectively reduce, prevent and tackle illicit trafficking of firearms offences. In order to achieve its objectives, Project ECOFIT conducts five impact assessments (one for each of the operational instruments included in the analysis). The methodology utilises the Better Regulation “Toolbox” of the European Commission (European Commission 2017).
Original languageEnglish
PublisherTranscrime - Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
Number of pages154
ISBN (Print)978-88-99719-26-5
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Keywords

  • Firearms trafficking
  • Impact assessement
  • International cooperation

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