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Omega's publications provide researchers, policy makers and the media with information, data and policy recommendations which are independent and rigorously researched using open sources.

We work with an international network of partners and associates to disseminate our findings.

Omega's research, policy expertise and images have been used in a wide variety of reports, policy briefings and campaign materials by national, regional and international organisations including Amnesty International, the UN and the European Commission.

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Manual on Monitoring Use of Instruments of Restraint in Custody Hearings
This manual is to assist monitors of custody hearings to document the use of instruments of restraint.
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Brazil: Technical Note on Bill 6433
A joint technical note by the Omega Research Foundation and Justiça Global, analysing Bill 6433 from a human rights perspective. Bill 6433 seeks to authorise the use of electric shock weapons against juveniles deprived of their liberty in Brazil.
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China North Industries Corporation - Working Paper 2. April 2017.
Following on from our previous Working Paper with the International Peace Information Service (October 2014) this paper focuses our attention upon one Member Unit of China North Industries Group Corporate, namely China North Industries Corporation (Norinco).
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Tools of Torture and Repression in South America: Use, manufacture and trade. July 2016
Available in English, Spanish and Portuguese. Countries researched: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay and Venezuela.
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Chinese riot control agent means of delivery. November 2015.
This paper focuses on the production and promotion by Chinese companies of a range of riot control agents, and how their delivery risks breaching international law.
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Submission to the UN Committee Against Torture. April/May 2015.
Submission in advance of the 54th Session, detailing equipment and practices "of concern" in Bahrain, China, Hong Kong, Macau, and New Zealand.
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China North Industries Group Corporate (CNGC). October 2014.
This working paper attempts to unpick the structure of China North Industries Group Corporation (CNGC), one of China’s largest state-owned companies.
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China's Trade in Tools of Torture and Repression. September 2014.
This report documents China’s manufacture of and trade in law enforcement equipment, and considers some examples of how this equipment is used in China and abroad.
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A visual guide to policing and security equipment in China. August 2008.
2008 Beijing Olympics special issue providing visual reference guide for journalist and researchers to help identify security and police equipment supplied to China.
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Controlling the supply of "tools of torture". June 2007.
This article argues that China not only routinely uses torture equipment, but is also a key exporter of such equipment to other countries. It provides recommendations for domestic and regional controls.
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Sustaining conflict and human rights abuses. June 2006.
Amnesty report providing evidence of China's transfers of military, security and police equipment which have been used persistently and systematically for violations.
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