Targeting weapons - misuse of weapons in Serbia

Targeting Weapons


UNDP Eastern and South Eastern Europe Clearinghouse for the Control of Small Arms (SEESAC) commissioned the Public Policy Research CENTRE to analyse data on SALW related incidents collected via the Targeting Weapons (Oruzje na meti) platform launched by the SEESAC in 2012. The analysis is based on 470 entries gathered mainly through news reports. The analysis, as well as the platform, were supported by European Union funds.

CENTRE prepared the analysis of the data on arms related incidents reported by the press in last two years, as well as on the citizens’ opinions about the arms possession, justifications for carrying them in public, and their tips about weapons spotted which were submitted to the Targeting Weapons platform. The analysis is topical keeping in mind that the Law on Weapons and Ammunition is passed on 20th of February and that the campaign for legalization or surrendering illegally possessed weapons has just started.



Centre's comment on the ongoing legalization of illegal weapons

Svetlana Djurdjevic-Lukic, president of the Centre spoke about several findings from the Centre's research "Targeting weapons: misuse of firearms in Serbia" were exclusively presented on Radio Belgrade's show "Talasanje" on April 22

Vecernje novosti carry statements of the Centre's president Svetlana Djurdjevic Lukic about the Centre's findings with regard to the misuse of the weapons in Serbia in the previous two years. 

 Announcement for the round table.

Centre's report from the UNDP/SEESAC round table May 29.

Reports from the round table was carried by the following media BetaDanasVecernje novostiPressRTSE novineRTVMondoBlicPolitikaTanjug, Informer
For SEESAC report from the round table look here.
Daily Danas published an op-ed on legalization of illicit weapons writen by Svetlana Djurdjevic Lukic.
Vecernje Novosti”, a Serbian high circulation daily, in its Sunday edition, published a feature about the results of recent action of illegal small arms and light weapons collection / legalization of firearms which are allowed for the possession by civilians according the law. The feature is based on comments of Dr Ivan Zverzhanovski, Head of the South Eastern and Eastern Europe Clearing House for the Control of Small Arms and Light Weapons (SEESAC), and Svetlana Djurdjevic-Lukic, CENTAR’s director.
Svetlana Djurdjevic Lukic, CENTRE’s Director was speaking on arms possession on talk show “Otvoreno” TV Montenegro

Within Econews series about Terrorism and Extremism the Centre's president Svetlana Djurdjevic Lukic spoke about the Centre's findings with regard to the misuse of the weapons in Serbia and the Law on legalization Weapons (in the second episode from 15:40 to 17:02). The program is available on the website:

The Public Policy Research CENTRE Targeting weapons - misuse of weapons in Serbia quoted in weekly Nedeljnik.
Read the Summary of the Analysis "Targeting Weapons" - Misuse of the Firearms in Serbia









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Svetlana Djurdjevic Lukic comments Draft Law on the arms industry and trade. March 2015

Small arms and human security in the Western Balkans: Beyond the conflict and fatal victims, presentation in Istanbul, January 2015