Past Event: The trade and use of ‘tools of torture’ in the Council of Europe

Event: The trade and use of ‘tools of torture’ in the Council of Europe

SIDE EVENT DURING THE WINTER SESSION OF THE PARLIAMENTARY ASSEMBLY OF THE COUNCIL OF EUROPE (PACE) ON STRENGTHENING INTERNATIONAL REGULATIONS AGAINST TRADE IN GOODS USED FOR TORTURE AND THE DEATH PENALTY.

WHAT:
Side event sponsored by Mr Vusal Huseynov, PACE Rapporteur on Strengthening international regulations against trade in goods used for torture and the death penalty. The event provides an opportunity to learn of the Legal Affairs and Human Rights Committee’s findings and recommendation (Doc. 14454) which will be discussed at the Plenary Session on Friday 26 January 2018.

It will include a briefing on the latest research by the Omega Research Foundation into contemporary trade and use of ‘tools of torture’ within the Council of Europe, and marks the launch of Omega’s latest report on this issue (to be distributed at the meeting). Speakers will highlight the human rights imperative of tackling the trade in ‘tools of torture’ and explore the role of States and civil society in this work.

WHO: 
Chair: Mr Vusal Huseynov, PACE Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights, Rapporteur investigating the trade in security equipment in the member States of the CoE
Speakers
Dr Michael Crowley, Research Associate, Omega Research Foundation
Mr Vusal Huseynov, Rapporteur on Strengthening international regulations against trade in goods used for torture and the death penalty
Ms Ara Marcen Naval, Advocate Advisor for Arms Control and Human Rights, Amnesty International

WHERE: Room 3, Palais de l’Europe, Council of Europe, Strasbourg

WHEN: 1pm Thursday 25th January 2018

For more information and copies of the new Omega Research Foundation report contact:
Dr Michael Crowley: michael@omegaresearchfoundation.org or info@omegaresearchfoundation.org
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