Details of Treaty No.101
|Title||European Convention on the Control of the Acquisition and Possession of Firearms by Individuals|
|Opening of the treaty||Strasbourg, 28/06/1978 - Treaty open for signature by the member States and for accession by non-member States|
|Entry into Force||01/07/1982 - 3 Ratifications.|
The aim of the Convention is to set up a system for controlling the movements of firearms from one country to another. It applies in all cases where a firearm located in the territory of a Party is sold, transferred or otherwise disposed of to a person resident in the territory of another Party, or where it is transferred permanently and without change in the possession thereof to the territory of another Party.
The Convention offers two alternative methods of controlling the movement of firearms:
The Parties also undertake to afford each other mutual assistance in the suppression of illegal traffic and in the tracing and locating of firearms transferred from the territory of one State to the territory of another.
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