CAPACITY BUILDING WORKSHOP FOR DRAFTING REGULATIONS FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF LAW n°20.021 of 7 August 2020 IN CENTRAL AFRICA REPUBLIC.
The Minister of the Interior and Public Security, opened a five-day workshop from17th to 21st Jan,2022 at Bangui- CAR which was organized for representatives of sectoral ministries, executives of the COMNAT/ALPC administration and representatives of civil society with a view to drafting the implementing texts of Law n°20.021 of 7 August 2020.
The objective of the workshop was to lead the participants to a consensual approach for the drafting of implementation texts and facilitate the sharing of experiences between the Central African Republic and the Republic of Burundi.
The following themes were presented during the workshop Regional and International Instruments on small arms and light weapons, An overview of the application texts on firearms and the drafting process of Law n°20.021 of 7 August 2020 on the general regime of conventional weapons, their parts, components and ammunition, presentation of the Permanent National Commission (CNAP) ,the overview of Law n°1/14 of 28 August 2009 on the regime of SALW in Burundi, presentation of the application texts of Law n°1/14 of 28 August 2009 on the regime of SALW in Burundi, the process of drafting legal texts in Burundi, techniques for drafting the application texts of a law and the integration of the gender dimension in SALW-related activities.
At the end of the workshop, the participants realized the need to provide the Central African Republic with regulations to ensure better management and circulation of small arms and light weapons on the national territory in order to restore peace and security. The following was agreed on establishment of a committee to draft the implementing legislation, in this case a single draft decree if necessary, the definition of the steps to be followed for the elaboration of the preliminary draft application text, the creation of a synergy between the various actors involved in the implementation of Law No. 20.021.
The Government of the Central African Republic thanked the African Development Bank (ADB) and the Regional Centre on Small Arms and Light Weapons (RECSA) for their technical and financial support, not forgetting the CNAP/ALPC experts from the Republic of Burundi who travelled to Bangui to share their experiences with the participants.