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Name : d'OLIVEIRA Bonaventure Job Title :
Entity : Commission Nationale CNLCPAL Telephone : ++225 97 18 7962
Address : 06BP698 Cotonou Mobile : ++229 95 05 33 50
Email : bonaliveira@yahoo.fr Website :
Name : Issa Abou Job Title :
Entity : CNLCPAL Telephone :
Address : Etoile Rouge - Immeuble Seton Mobile : ++229 21 30 50 60
Email : cnlcpalL@intnet.bj Website :
 
   
 
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2008 SC Open Debate (page#27-28) :
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09/07/03 : BIENNIAL MEETING OF STATES CONCLUDES CONSIDERATION OF NATIONAL PLANS TO CURB ILLICIT SMALL ARMS TRADE, HEARS PROPOSALS FROM CIVIL SOCIETY.
12/07/05 : GREATER INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION CRITICAL TO FIGHTING SMALL ARMS TRADE, SAY SPEAKERS, AS MEETING TO REVIEW 2001 ACTION PROGRAMME CONTINUES.
17/01/06 : INCREASED TECHNICAL, FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AND CIVIL SOCIETY MOBILISATION (DEBATE ON RECOMMENDATIONS FOR SMALL ARMS REVIEW)
11/01/06 : SPEAKERS CALL FOR LEGALLY BINDING INSTRUMENT ON MARKING, TRACING WEAPONS, AS PREPARATORY MEETING FOR SMALL ARMS REVIEW CONFERENCE CONTINUES.
 
 
     
   

   
 
     
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
 
     
 
Collection and destruction
  - The number of arms seized by the National Commission currently in storage is 1800. Their destruction will take place very shortly. - In 2007, 175 shotguns were seized at Benin's borders - Collaboration between the National Commission and the Customs services at the port of Cotonou have resulted in regular seizures of handguns. (National Report, 2008) - Destruction of confiscated arms during the ceremony of the "flamme de la paix" . (National Report 2003)
Legislation (import, export, transfers, licensing, other regulations)
  - Harmonisation of legal instruments related to the illicit trade in arms. (National Report, 2005)
Public awareness
  - Public awareness campaigns on the dangers of arms proliferation are one of the priorities of the National Commission and are targeted at all sectors of society, in particular public security personnel, the press and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). - Several workshops for local elected officials across the country were organised during 2007 on the theme of "The Security Challange in Benin". These workshops allowed the National Commision to refocus activities of local officials on the issue of security and to emphaises the crucial role they must play as representatives of the central authorities in direct contact with village, rural or city district populations. - 2005 was marked by the training of a significant number of senior NGO officials and journalists to raise awareness about the dangers of illicit arms proliferation and to promote a culture of peace. - Numerous NGOs have also implemented related activities (National Report, 2008)
Research/Capacity building/Seminars-Workshops
  RESEARCH - Information gathering for the collection and seizure of illicit arms in circulation in the national territory (National Report, 2008) CAPACITY BUILDING/SEMINARS-WORKSHOPS - Training and awareness raising for local elected officials and members of civil society in the strengthening of a culture of peace in the society (National Report, 2008) - Training workshop for military and paramilitary agents from the Alibori-Borgou and Atacora-Donga departments, October 2004. - Workshop for the Benin and Togo National Commissions, September 2004 - Consultative workshop on the monitoring system of the Mechanism for the Prevention, Management and Resolution of Conflicts for the Maintenance of Peace and Security, in collaboration with WANEP, CRS, CEDEAO, USAID and WARP, 21-25 June 2004. - Implementation of several training workshops for members of the National Commission - Representatives from the public security and defence forces participated in a training the trainers workshop held in Abdijan, Côte d’Ivoire, 15-20 October 2002
Control over manufacture
  - In 2006, an inventory of craft producers of arms and craft production sites was carried out. The results revealed an annual production of more than 4679 hunting rifles and 87 handguns (pistols and revolvers), the majority of which used modern ammunition, by 350 producers throughout the country. - This information will be used to create a national database of craft producers of arms. (National Report, 2008)
Stockpile Management
  - In November 2007, the National Commission undertook a mission to verify that the arms transferred to jurisidictional authorities were being stored under the requisite security conditions. (National Report, 2008)
National coordination body
  - The National Commission to combat the proliferation of small arms and light weapons (CNLCPAL) was created by Decree No 2000-106 of 9 March 2000 and was officially installed on 14 February 2003. - The National Commission works with the security and defence forces to create a climate of peace and security for development and also undertakes activites on the ground which have resulted in the seizure of a non-negligible quantity of arms and ammunition. - The National Commission received financial support from the ECOWAS Small Arms Programme (ECOSAP) to the sum of $25,000, which has been put towards the acquisition of electronic equipment and the training of personnel from the National Commission and from the defence and secuirty forces - ECOSAP also donated a 4x4 for the use of the National Commission (National Report, 2008)
 
 
     
 
Partnership with civil society and NGOs
- The Benin Action Network on Small Arms (RASALEB) received $12,000 from Oxfam America through WAANSA for a public awareness campaign and advocacy during the ratification and promulgation of the ECOWAS Convention of Small Arms and Light Weapons. (National Report, 2008)
 
 
     
 
Definition (including closely associated activities and extraterritoriality):
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Optional elements for national legislation (registration, record-keeping, licensing, related legislation, jurisdiction, penalties):
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Operational information exchange (including a) Cooperation on activities violating UNSC arms embargoes; and b) Cooperation with relevant organizations, e.g. WCO, Interpol, the UN):
No information has been found
Cooperation and measures within a regional Organization:
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National needs (Assistance in capacity building):
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Notes:
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National laws, regulations and administrative procedures:
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National marking practices:
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Marking at the time of import:
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Marking of SALW in the possession of government armed and security forces:
Measures against the removal or alteration of markings:
No information has been found
Accurate and comprehensive records for all marked SALW within their territory:
No information has been found
Measures taken for undertaking traces and responding to tracing requests:
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Operational information exchange:
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Needs and request for assistance:
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Implementation challenges and opportunities:
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Notes:
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Regional projects
- Benin encourages bilateral cooperation with the security forces of neighbouring countries, above all in relation to information exchange and the questioning of suspected arms traffickers - In this regard, Benin and Nigeria set up a joint border patrol in the southern part of the country. This patrol faciliated the seizure of various arms and ammunition and reduced the incidence of all types of robbery and trafficking. However, due to financial difficulties, the joint patrol is currently suspended and has been replaced by national patrols - Joint operations with Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger and Togo have also been carried out, with the aim of dismantling the networks of transborder crime. (National Report, 2008)