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Brokering Control


: National Reports 2008, 2009 and 2010 
: 22/04/2010
National Report
: Mrs. Irina GORŠIC, Department for International Security and Disarmament, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
: irina.gorsic@gov.si

National laws, regulations and administrative procedures:

Weapons Act (Ur. l. RS, No. 40/2005); Criminal Code, Article 310: Illegal Manufacture of and Trade in Weapons or Explosive Materials



National Marking Practices:

Marking at the time of import:

Marking of SALW in the possession of government armed and security forces:

Weapons held by the Police, Slovenian Army, Prison Administration and Customs Service have no special imprinted markings; they are fitted with a bar code and registered in the central database of all weapon holders in the Republic of Slovenia by type and serial number.

Measures against the removal or alteration of markings:


Accurate and comprehensive records for all marked SALW within their territory:

The Commission for the Classification of Weapons of the Ministry of the Interior and the Logistics Office of the Police keep record of seized weapons and ammunition. The weapons are usually destroyed at least twice a year and the quantity of classified weapons is updated accordingly. The records of service weapons held by the Police are regulated by the Police Act and Police station rules. Commanders of police stations and heads of internal organisation units in the Police are responsible for supervision. The number of weapons in stock is reviewed at least once a year at the yearly inventory


Measures taken for undertaking traces and responding to tracing requests

Operational Informaton Exchange:

Through the Interpol system, information between Member States is exchanged on: major quantities of seized weapons in Slovenia or thefts of weapons in Slovenia; verifications of origin of weapons seized or found in the Republic of Slovenia; acquisitions of legal weapons in third countries by Slovenian residents or legal entities (on the basis of provisions of the European Convention on the Control of Acquisition and Possession of Firearms by Individuals). In compliance with Slovenia's obligations to the EU, Slovenia has published an annual report on the import and export of military weapons since 2004, accessible on the web pages of the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Slovenia.

Needs and Request for Assistance::

Implementation challenges and opportunities:


In April 2003, the National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia adopted the Act Ratifying the UN Protocol against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, their Parts and Components and Ammunition, which complements the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime; Ur. l. RS, No. 48/2004 of 30 April 2004