EVENT: Ending the torture trade: Opportunities for OSCE engagement

Ending the torture trade: Opportunities for OSCE engagement

When: Wednesday 12 September 2018: 08:15 – 09:45 (Breakfast served)
Where: Opera Meeting Room, Human Dimension Implementation Meeting, Warsaw

This event will discuss the growing consensus on the need to control the trade in law enforcement equipment that was designed or is often used for torture or other ill-treatment and explore the important role the OSCE, participating States and civil society can have in this area.

Panellists will discuss the trade in law enforcement equipment used for torture or other ill-treatment and their implications for human rights. Alongside this, examples of good practice will be presented, including existing trade regulations and other initiatives such as the global Alliance for Torture Free Trade that aim to curb this trade at the regional and global levels.

                 

Chair

Stephanie Selg, Advisor on Torture Prevention, ODIHR/OSCE

Speakers

Catalina Bolma-Dupont, Representative from EU Delegation to the OSCE

Sunna Aevarsdottir, Chairperson of the Parliamentary Assembly’s Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights, Council of Europe

Matthew McEvoy, Research Associate, Omega Research Foundation

For further information please download the flyer below.

To read the Omega Research Foundation's briefing paper on the trade in and use of the Tools of Torture in OSCE participating States click here.