Editors: Gian Ege, Christian Schwarzenegger, Monika Stempkowski
Date of Publication: 10/2022 (300 printed pages)
ISBN: 978-3-941159-57-0 (Hardcover)
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Trafficking in arms and weapons material is, perhaps, one of the most notorious forms of organised crime. Fuelled by both the movie industry as well as real world examples, criminal organisations are widely believed to engage in the trafficking of firearms and weapons material, including nuclear material. This illicit trade is further facilitated by corruption and other forms of collusion with government entities as well as by links between the criminal elements and the arms industry. As part of a joint teaching programme on transnational organised crime, students from the Universities of Queensland, Vienna and Zurich researched the topic of arms trafficking in a year-long course. Some of their academic papers are compiled in this volume, addressing topics ranging from international and national legal frameworks to levels and characteristics of this phenomenon in selected places, and enforcement and industry measures adopted to prevent and suppress this illicit trade.
Prof. Dr. iur. Christian Schwarzenegger is Professor of Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure Law and Criminology at the Faculty of Law of the University of Zurich, Switzerland.
Dr. iur. Monika Stempkowski is a Researcher at the Department of Criminal Law and Criminology at the University of Vienna, Austria.
LISA ARMBERGER: The United Nations Protocol against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, their Parts and Components, and Ammunition
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STEPHANIE SALZGEBER: Illegaler Handel mit Feuerwaffen und Munition – Strafbarkeit nach den Strafbestimmungen des schweizerischen Waffengesetzes
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