Combating torture: The need for comprehensive regulation of law enforcement equipment

It is not enough to simply prohibit and criminalize torture and other acts of ill-treatment under national law; states must undertake a range of measures to actively protect people and prevent these forms of abuse. One important element of this comprehensive approach should be the development of effective co-ordinated and harmonized measures to tackle the continuing trade in “tools of torture”. Amnesty International and the Omega Research Foundation strongly support the Global Alliance initiative and encourage all states to join.

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