The Encyclopedia is a project of the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights launched on 2 December 2013. The Enyclopedia aims to provide accurate, up-to-date information on weapons, the effects of their use, and their regulation under public international law, in a format that is accessible to non-specialists.+ Find out more
According to the 2005 International Tracing Instrument elaborated under United Nations auspices, in no case will antique small arms and light weapons include those manufactured after 1899.Art. 4, 2005 International Tracing Instrument; see also International Small Arms Control Standards (ISACS) 01.20: ‘Glossary of terms, definitions and abbreviations’.
Last updated on: 08 February 2014