• Executive Summary
  • 1. Introduction
  • 1.1 Resume – Study objectives and scope
  • 1.2 Background to the study
  • 1.3 Research plan and data collection
  • 1.4 Structure of the final report
  • 2. Problem Definition
  • 2.1 Overview
  • 2.2 Nature and scale of illicit firearms trafficking
  • 2.3 Cross border dimension of the problem
  • 2.4 Consequences of illicit firearms trafficking
  • 2.5 Main payers and drivers of illicit firearms trafficking
  • 2.6 Illicit firearms trafficking and the European armaments sector
  • 2.7 Existing institutional framework for combatting arms trafficking
  • 2.8 Summary–problem definition
  • 3.Comparative Analysis of Legal Issues
  • 3.1 Introduction
  • 3.2 Current legislative framework at the international and EU levels
  • 3.3 Comparative analysis of national legislation on firearms trafficking
  • 3.4 Conclusions - Comparative legal analysis
  • 4.Policy Objectives & Evaluation of Policy Options
  • 4.1 Overview – Policy objectives and options
  • 4.2 Policy Option 1 – Status quo and baseline scenario
  • 4.3 Policy Option 2(a)– Non-legislative action
  • 4.4 Policy Option 2(b)– Minimum legislative intervention
  • 4.5 Policy Option 3 - Comprehensive legislative solution
  • 4.6 Policy Option 4 – Combination of policy options
  • 4.7 Evaluation of the policy options
  • 4.8 Preferred option
  • 4.9 Monitoring and evaluation
  • 5.Conclusions & Recommendations
  • 5.1 The problem of illicit firearms trafficking
  • 5.2 Existing legal frameworks to combat illicit arms trafficking
  • 5.3 Policy objectives and evaluation of policy options
  • APPENDICES
  • A. Supporting Information – Definitions and Policy Context
  • B. Supporting Information – Problem Definition
  • C. Analysis of Survey Responses
  • D. Comparative Tables for Legal Analysis