The proliferation of small arms and light weapons (SALW) in the Western Balkans and their diversion from state-owned stockpiles is a driver of armed violence. The HALO Trust has been working in Bosnia and Herzegovina since 2017 in support of the Franco-German Initiative for the Western Balkans. By collaborating with the Bosnian armed forces, the European Force in Bosnia and the UK-based marking company, Pryor Marking, HALO has found a sustainable and cost-effective solution to the problem of illicit SALW in the Western Balkans.
"Weapons Marking and Registration in Bosnia and Herzegovina: A Model for a Regional Approach to SALW Life-Cycle Management in the Western Balkans,"
The Journal of Conventional Weapons Destruction: Vol. 24
, Article 9.
Available at: https://commons.lib.jmu.edu/cisr-journal/vol24/iss2/9