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
The ISACS include input from the 20 United Nations (UN) entities that make up the UN Coordinating Action on Small Arms (CASA). When completed, the standards will comprise six series of modules, covering areas such as legislation and regulations, programme design and management, and operational support. They fit within the global framework created by the 2001 UN Programme of Action, the 2005 International Tracing Instrument, and the 2001 Firearms Protocol, and build upon best practices elaborated at regional and sub-regional levels.
The ISACS are maintained and updated by a voluntary global network of experts drawn from the UN, governments, international and regional organizations, civil society and the private sector. A glossary of terms and definitions has been completed.
Last updated on: 08 February 2014