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Expanding ‘disarmament’: reflections from Nepal

In post-conflict Nepal armed violence is generally low-tech using crude or makeshift weapons such as bicycle chains or sticks, bladed weapons, improvised explosive devices and homemade firearms.

He argues that if international efforts are focusing on "weaponry" we should be looking at all instruments that can drive armed violence - not just the formal military hardware that is the more normally accepted focus of disarmament.

For further  information, see the findings of the Nepal Armed Violence Assessment.

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