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Amnesty International Recommendations to the G20 on controlling the trade of tools of torture

, Index number: IOR 30/8006/2018

This advocacy briefing highlights the prevalence of torture and other ill-treatment in the world is facilitated by a global trade in instruments which have been designed with the intention of inflicting unjustifiable pain or which risk being misused in ways that can cause pain, suffering and serious injuries, and, on some occasions, death. The G20 process offers a vital opportunity to take forward this important political commitment and move towards regulation of the torture trade, by placing it at the heart of the pre-eminent global forum on economic policy, business and trade. The briefing makes several recommendations in this regard.

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